Sport, Play, and Ethical Reflection

Sport, Play, and Ethical Reflection

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A philosophical analysis of the nature, attraction, and limits of sport
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 160 x 228 x 22mm | 421.85g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252029550
  • 9780252029554

Table of contents

Part I Sport: Attraction and paradox Sport, bodily excellence and play; The freedom of play; Sport, the aesthetic and a narrative; Play and the absurd; Sport and the view from nowhere Part II Sport and ethics Sportsmanship; On cheating in sport; Sportsmanship and blowouts; Sport, character and virtue; Respect for the game
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"Feezell's Sport, Play, and Ethical Reflection offers an insightful treatment of central issues in the philosophy of sport. It is a significant addition to the critical literature that does much to correct the overemphasis on sport for the sake of external commercial rewards, entertainment, and winning at any cost. This book is both at intellectually serious--sure to be widely discussed among scholars--while remaining accessible, clear, and easy to follow." -- Robert Simon, Professor of Philosophy, Hamilton College "Sport, Play, and Ethical Reflection develops an interesting and thought-provoking 'ironic' view of sport as 'absurd.' This is a clear and illuminating work from a philosopher and an athlete who knows his subjects." -- Sigmund Loland, professor at the Norwegian University for Sport and Physical Education
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