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Golf and philosophy : lessons from the links

Author: Andy Wible
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
Series: The Philosophy of Popular Culture Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In a game where players are expected to call their own penalties and scoring the least points leads to victory, decorum takes precedence over showmanship and philosophical questions become par for the course. Few other sports are as suited for ethical and metaphysical examination as golf. It is a game defined by dichotomies-relaxing, yet frustrating, social, yet solitary-and between these extremes there is room for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Golf and philosophy.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010
(DLC) 2010024571
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Wible
ISBN: 9780813173887 0813173884 9780813139678 0813139678
OCLC Number: 697174431
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 275 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Warm-up --
THE FRONT NINE: I: THE BEAUTY OF THE GAME: First hole: Golf and the importance of play / Al Gini --
Second hole: On the beauty and sublimity of golf / Robert Fudge and Joseph Ulatowski --
II: GOLF AND MORAL CHARACTER: Third hole: Finding the (fair) way with Confucius and Ben Hogan / Stephen J. Laumakis --
Fourth hole: "Quiet ... please!" : reflections on golf and civility / David L. McNaron --
Fifth hole: How golf builds and shapes moral character / Jennifer M. Beller and Sharon Kay Stoll --
Six hole: Virtue ethics: from Caddyshack to better golf / F. Scott McElreath --
III: ETHICAL ISSUES WITHIN GOLF: Seventh hole: Cheating and gamesmanship among amateur and professional golfers / Angela Lumpkin --
Eighth hole: Playing through? racism and sexism in golf / John Scott Gray--
IV: GOLF AND RATIONALITY: Ninth hole: Is golf inherently irrational? / David Shier --
THE BACK NINE: V: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS: Tenth hole: Life lessons / Tom Regan --
VI: GOLF, MYSTICISM, AND SELF-UNDERSTANDING (AMEN CORNER) : Eleventh hole: Philosophy in the Kingdom of Golf, mysticism, and philosophy / Mark Huston --
Twelfth hole: Midaround and midlife defining moments / Andy Wible --
Thirteenth hole: Free and easy wandering on the golf course: swing like a taoist / Scott F. Parker --
VII: GOLF AND IDEALISM: Fourteenth hole: Plato and Confucius on the form of golf: from the real to the ideal / Stephen J. Laumakis --
Fifteenth hole: The "ideal" swing, the 'ideal" body: myths of optimization / Jason Hold and Laurence E. Holt --
VIII: GOLF AND MEANING: Sixteenth hole: Golf and the meaning of life / Randy Lunsford --
Seventeenth hole: more than a playing partner and friendship / Andy Wible --
IX: PARTING SHOTS: Eighteenth hole: Swing thoughts: tough questions for a tough game / Andy Wible --
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Series Title: The Philosophy of Popular Culture Ser.
Responsibility: edited by Andy Wible.


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