Philosophy of Sport: Critical Readings, Crucial Issues

Philosophy of Sport: Critical Readings, Crucial Issues

ISBN: 9780130941220
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2002-10-29
Number of pages: 528
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This user-friendly collection of essays on topical issues in philosophy of sport draws principally from philosophy, but contains some writings from sociological and psychological literature that has a philosophical slant. The anthology contains 44 essays on diverse and contemporary issues in sport from different perspectives. Each article addresses critical and topical issues such as “What is Sport?” “Are female athletes of the same rank as men?” “Is sport a species of art?” and each invites critical discussion. The essays address the following issues: the nature of the sport; aesthetics and sport; ethics and sport; sportspersonship; cheating; winning; violence; performance-enhancing drugs; epistemological issues in sport; sport and society; heroism; gender; race; pedagogy; and sport in society. For athletes and sports fans interested in the philosophy of sport.

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