My book Knowing the Score was published in May 2017. It looks at a range of sporting themes from a philosophical angle, and explores a range of philosophical topics as they arise in sporting contexts. As the dust jacket says: 'It is perfect reading for armchair philosophers and sporting enthusiasts alike.'
That's the US edition on the left, with the UK edition on the right.
Much of the the book is loosely based on material I have posted on this blog over the past few years. This material will no longer be available here, though I have left up a couple of posts that weren't used for the book. (I have also preserved the old list of 'Previous Posts' on the right, as a memento, and as a taster for the book, but only 6 & 17 (which weren't used in the book) are still live links. If by any chance somebody wants to check something from the removed posts, just ask--I can still access them myself.)
I'm expecting to start putting up some new posts soon, especially once the book is out, so watch this space.
I am interested in nearly all sports from around the world. I used to play some but not so much any more.
(only 6 & 17 are still live links-see main text)
1 Choking, The Yips and Not Having Your Mind Right
2 Mutual Aid and the Art of Road Cycle Racing
3 Why Supporting a Team isn't Like Choosing a Washing Machine
4 Civil Society and Why Adnan Januzaj Should be Eligible for England (Though He Isn't)
5 Why Does Test Cricket Run in Families?
6 Bruce Grobbelaar and Middle Class Morality
7 The Importance of Being Focused
8 Professional Fouls and Political Obligation
9 Morality, Convention and Football Fakery
10 Give Me a Defender of Amateur Values and I'll Show You a Hypocrite
11 Game Theory, Team Reasoning, and a Bit about Sport Too
12 Sporting Geography, Political Geography and the Ryder Cup
13 Competitive Balance, Coase's Theorem and Sporting Capitalism
14 Bill Shankly, Noam Chomsky and the Value of Sport
15 Sporting Teams, Spacetime Worms, and Israeli Football
16 Race, Ethnicity and Joining the Club
17 Myth, Humour and the Strange Dearth of Sports Novels
Kenan Malik on morality, science, race and sport
Editor of Think, philosophy, humanism
Clayton Littlejohn, epistemologist and colleague
The Splintered Mind
Eric Schwitzgebel reflects on philosophy, psychology and other matters
News, events, articles and features from around the world
History of Philosophy without any gaps
Peter Adamson's history podcasts and other issues
CUNY philosopher on cricket, cyberspace, military aviation ..
Monthly digest of highspots from the philosophy blogosphere
"Sporting outfitters of intellectual distinction." T-shirts and theses about football.