You Kant Touch This

Kant_1 The Diamondbacks highly regarded defense had a bad night last night against the Baltimore Orioles, giving away 4 unearned runs in the top of the second and tying a franchise high record for the number of errors committed in an inning. Now it could be that they were genuinely making errors, or it could be (and this is the more likely explanation) that the D-Backs have somehow managed to step outside Immanuel Kant’s metaphysical exposition of space and time and have cast doubt on the universality of geometry! Something that Kant said only a complete ***** would do (I’m paraphrasing).

For the few of you who are not fully up to speed with Kant’s "Critique of Pure Reason" he argued that time and space are not general concepts but intuitions meaning that we cannot help but perceive the world in terms of space and time.Chad Tracy quite often offers up a very convincing counter-argument to this.

Hopefully this will be the beginning of a philosophy themed home stand in which Arizona use the sport of baseball to examine and explain some of the most important philosophical ideas in the Western canon (following on from the success of last months Jean-Jacques Rousseau bobble head doll night).

Enjoy the game.


One comment

  1. SomeBallyard

    My primary interest in baseball is that it defies pretty much everything every philosopher has ever said 😉

    I had to take my Kant class specially to graduate. I was the only one in the class, and got drilled in the office of my professor (who worshipped Kant) day after day for an entire semester.

    I still have nightmares about Kant…

    Michael Norton – Some Ballyard

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