Ted Lasso and Philosophy: Call for Abstracts  

Ted Lasso and Philosophy 

Call for Abstracts 

Edited by David Baggett and Marybeth Baggett  

The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series 

Please circulate and post widely. 

To propose ideas for future volumes in the Blackwell series please contact the Series Editor, William Irwin, williamirwin@kings.edu 

Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium. 

Possible themes and topics might include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Buddhist Ted: Kindness and Compassion for a Suffering World; Being the Boss: Rebecca’s Feminism; After-Hours Rumination: Is It All a Simulation?;Ted’s Words of Wisdom: The Metaphors We Live By; Man City: Ted Lasso, Mister Rogers, and Fathers; Positive Psychology: How Ted Wins Friends and Influences People; Diamond Dogs: Aristotle and the Transforming Power of Friendship; Is It the Hope that Kills You?; Winning the Whole Thing: William James and Precursive Faith; “Be Curious, Not Judgmental”; “Be a Goldfish”: A Philosophy of Forgetting; The Truth Will Set You Free: Dr. Sharon and Philosophical Counseling; True Success, Sportsmanship, and Jamie Tartt; Beard by Beard: Leadership and Coaching; The Tao of Ted: Coaching with the Flow; Nate’s Spitting Shame: Respecting Others and Oneself; The Best Version of Himself: Higgins’ Virtue; Do the Right-est Thing: Profiles in Courage; All Apologies: Forgiveness as Antidote to Cancel Culture; Trent Crimm, The Independent, and Journalistic Ethics; Is Rupert Beyond Redemption?; The Dream of a Football Club in Africa; The Big Quit: Suicide; Mostly Football Is Life; Keeley, Branding, Identity; Love and Fidelity; The Music of Ted Lasso: “Yeah it might be all that you get”; The Value of Victory? Ted Lasso and Responsibility; Lasso Lingo and Building Community; Ted Talk: The Pyramid of Success; Can Coaches Be Friends with Their Players? What Would Aristotle Say?; Character in Sports: Built or Revealed?; Roy Kent: What Happens When the Game Is Over?

  1. Submission deadline for abstracts (300-500 words) and CVs: January 24, 2022
  2. Submission deadline for drafts of accepted papers:  June 23, 2022

Kindly submit by e-mail (with or without Word attachment) to: David Baggett dbaggett@hbu.edu

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