The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport


The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport



Edited by César Torres, College at Brockport faculty member.

Includes a chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member Scott Kretchmar: Research Methodology. The Philosophy of Sport and Analytic Philosophy.

The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport features specially commissioned essays from a team of leading international scholars. The book, by providing an overview of the advances in the philosophical understanding of sport (and related practices), serves as a measure of the development of the philosophy of sport but it also constitutes an expression of the discipline’s state of the art.

Includes a critical analysis of the historical development of philosophic ideas about sport, three essays on the research methods typically used by sport philosophers, twelve essays that address vital issues at the forefront of key research areas, as well as four essays on topics of future disciplinary concern.

Also features a glossary of key terms and concepts, an essay on resources available to researchers and practitioners, an essay on careers opportunities in the discipline, and an extensive annotated bibliography of key literature.



Publication Date


Publication Information

London : Bloomsbury, 2014.

ix, 470 pages : 3 illustrations ; 26 cm.

Series: Bloomsbury companions


Philosophy | Sports Studies


Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education


Located in Drake Library at: GV706 .B56 2014

CONTENTS: Introduction / César R. Torres -- Part I: History and Development. A History of Philosophic Ideas about Sport / David Lunt and Mark Dyreson -- Part II: Research Methodology. The Philosophy of Sport and Analytic Philosophy / Scott Kretchmar -- The Philosophy of Sport and Continental Philosophy / Vegard Fusche Moe -- The Philosophy of Sport, Eastern Philosophy and Pragmatism / Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, Koyo Fukasawa and Mizuho Takemura -- Part III: Current Research and Key Issues. Theories of Sport / Robert L. Simon -- Fairness and Justice in Sport / Sigmund Loland -- The Ethics of Enhancing Performance / Sarah Teetzel -- Disability and Sport / Carwyn Jones -- Sport, Risk and Danger / Leslie A. Howe -- Sport and the Environment : Ecosophical and Metanoetical Intersections / Ron Welters -- The Aesthetics of Sport / Stephen Mumford -- Sporting Knowledge / Gunnar Breivik -- Sport and Ideology / Lamartine P. DaCosta -- Competitive Sport, Moral Development and Peace / J.S. Russell -- Sport, Spirituality and Religion / Simon Robinson -- Sport and Violence / Danny Rosenberg -- Part IV: Future Developments. Sport and Technological Development / Alun Hardman -- Conceivable Horizons of Equality in Sport / Pam R. Sailors -- 'Spoiled Sports' : Markets and the Corruption of Sport / William J. Morgan -- Sport Philosophy around the World / Peter M. Hopsicker and Ivo Jirásek -- Part V: Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts -- Part VI: Resources and Careers. Resource Guide / Emily Ryall -- Careers / Charlene Weaving -- Part VII: The Literature. The Sport Philosophy Literature: Foundations, Evolutions and Annotations / Tim Elcombe, Douglas Hochstetler and Douglas W. McLaughlin.

The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport