Philosophy of Sport:Critical Readings, Crucial Issues

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For Philosophy of Sport and Ethics and Sports courses. This collection of essays on issues in philosophy of sport contains 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/topical issues and is accompanied by questions and exercises that invite critical discussion.show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 929.86g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130941220
  • 9780130941220

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This anthology draws from philosophical, sociological, and psychological literature as it explores the philosophy of sport. The collected essays treat diverse and contemporary issues and inquire into questions such as: What is sport? Are female athletes of the same rank as men? Are many sports too violent? Should certain drugs be banned? Each essay is accompanied by questions and exercises that invite critical discussion. Highlights of this anthology Diverse, contemporary philosophical issues Summaries of each article and its arguments Questions, exercises, and comments following each article Illustrated with photos Glossary of key termsshow more

Table of contents

Why Study Philosophy of Sport?, M. Andrew Holowchak. I. THE NATURE OF THE SPORT. 1. Selections from Homo Ludens, John Huizinga. 2. The Nature of Sport: A Definitional Effort, John W. Loy, Jr. 3. Tricky Triad: Games, Play, and Sport, Bernard Suits. 4. Triad Trickery: Playing with Sports and Games, Klaus V. Meier. 5. A Matter of Life and Death: Some Thoughts on the Nature of Sport, Jeffrey O. Segrave. 6. Practices and Prudence, W. Miller Brown. 7. Moral Liberalism and the Atrophy of Sport: Autonomy, Desire, and Social Irresponsibility, M. Andrew Holowchak. 8. Is Sport Unique? A Question of Definability, S.K. Wertz. II. AESTHETICS AND SPORT. 9. The Well-Played Game: Notes Towards an Aesthetics of Sport, E.F. Kaelin. 10. The Aesthetic in Sport, David Best. 11. Beauty, Sport, and Gender, J.M. Boxill. 12. Differences Between Sport and Art, Christopher Cordner. III. ETHICS AND SPORT. Sportspersonship. 13. Three Approaches Toward an Understanding of Sportsmanship, Peter J. Arnold.14. Sportsmanship and Fairness in the Pursuit of Victory, Robert Simon.Cheating. 15. Can Cheaters Play the Game?, Craig K. Lehman.16. Fair Play: Historical Anachronism or Topical Ideal? Sigmund Loland.Winning. 17. Where's the Merit if the Best Man Wins?, David Carr.18. The Overemphasis on Winning: A Philosophical Look, Joan Hundley.19. On Winning and Athletic Superiority, Nicholas Dixon.20. The Dark Side of Competition, D. Stanley Eitzen.Violence. 21. Into the EndZone for a Touchdown: A Psychoanalytic Consideration of American Football, Alan Dundes.22. Violence and Aggression in Contemporary Sport, Jim Parry.23. Sports and Speciesism, Maurice L. Wade.Performance-Enhancing Drugs. 24. Paternalism, Drugs, and the Nature of Sports, W. M. Brown.25. On Performance-Enhancing Substances and the Unfair Advantage Argument, Roger Gardner.26. 'Aretism' and Pharmacological Ergogenic Aids in Sport: Taking a Shot at the Use of Steroids, M. Andrew Holowchak. IV. EPISTEMOLOGICAL ISSUES IN SPORT. 27. On Reaching First Base with a 'Science' of Moral Development in Sports: Problems with Scientific Objectivity and Reductivism, Russell W. Gough. 28. An Epistemologist Looks at the Hot Hand in Sport, Stephen D. Hales. V. SPORT AND SOCIETY. Heroism. 29. Is Our Admiration for Sports Heroes Fascistoid?, Torbjorn Tannsjo.30. Sports, Fascism, and the Market, Claudio M. Tamburrini.31. Television Sports and the Sacrificial Hero, John Izod.Gender. 32. Women in Masculine Sports, B.C. Postow.33. Title IX and Gender Equity, Jan Boxill.34. The Men's Cultural Centre: Sports and Dynamic of Women's Oppression/Men's Repression, Bruce Kidd.35. Title IX: Equality for Women's Sports? Leslie P. Francis.Race. 36. White Men Can't Run, Amby Burfoot.37. Racial Difference in Sports: What's Ethics Got to Do with It?, Albert Mosley.Pedagogy. 38. Education for Peace in Sports Education, Frans De Wachter.39. Virtue Lost: Courage in Sport, John Corlett.40. Aggression, Gender, and Sport: Reflections on Sport as a Means of Moral Education, M. Andrew Holowchak.Sport in Society. 41. Sport in the Larger Scheme of Things, William J. Morgan.42. Democracy, Education, and Sport, Peter J. Arnold.43. Sports and the Making of National Identities: A Moral View, William J. Morgan.Glossary of Key Terms.Suggestions for Further Reading.show more

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"The editor is to be commended for assembling a useful and updated text for teachers and students of philosophy of sport." - Jeffrey P. Fry, Ball State University "The text is very usable for Philosophy of Sports courses as it is and would need little or no supplementation, and it would allow for good classroom discussions. The text would hold the attention of both a person familiar with the topics as well as the neophyte." - Thompson M. Faller, University of Portlandshow more

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