035: Ep31 – Sports Fan I Am

Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast

Cover photo for Dr. Erin Tarver's book, 'The I in Team.'In this thirty-first episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Erin Tarver, author of The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity.

Dr. Tarver is assistant professor of philosophy at Emory University’s Oxford College in Georgia. She is the author of numerous essays and the co-editor of Feminist Interpretations of William James. She teaches courses in logic, ethics, the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of sport.

Dr. Erin Tarver.

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(1 hr 9 mins)

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You Tell Me!

For our future “You Tell Me!” segments, Dr. Tarver proposed the following question in this episode, for which we invite your feedback: “Should colleges and universities even be in the business of organizing ‘minor league’ sports teams?

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