Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport


Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport



Edited by Mike McNamee and William J. Morgan.

Includes chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member R. Scott "Dedicated to Warren Fraleigh, in gratitude for his monumental contribution to the founding and development of the philosophy of sport."--page [v]

"... a landmark publication in sport studies. It goes further than any book has before in tracing the contours of the discipline of the philosophy of sport and in surveying the core themes, approaches and theories that form its disciplinary fabric. The book explores the ways in which an understanding of philosophy can inform our understanding of important prevailing issues in sport. Edited by two of the most significant figures in the development of the philosophy of sport, Mike McNamee and Bill Morgan, and with contributions from many of the world’s leading sport philosophers, this is an invaluable companion reference volume for any course in the social scientific study of sport, and an essential addition to the bookshelf of any serious scholar of the philosophy and/or ethics of sport."--Back cover



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Publication Information

London and new York : Routledge, c2015.

xii, 459 pages ; 25 cm.

Series: Routledge international handbooks


Philosophy | Sports Studies


Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education


Located in Drake Library at: GV709 .R68 2015

CONTENTS: Leslie A. Howe -- Phenomenology and Sport / Irena Martinkova -- Philosophy of Mind and Sport / Paul Davis -- Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Sport / John Kaag -- The Radical Critique of Sport / Lev Kreft -- Religion, Theology and Sport / Gregg Twietmeyer -- Sport as a Legal System / John S. Russell -- Metaphysics and Sport / Stephen Mumford -- Part III: Key Issues and Themes in the Philosophy of Sport. Competition / Paul Gaffney -- Disability and Paralympic Sport / Steve Edwards and Mike McNamee -- Doping and Anti-Doping: An inquiry into the Meaning of Sport / Thomas H. Murray -- Fair Play / Sigmund Loland -- Genetics, Science Fiction and the Ethics of Athletic Enhancement / W. Miller Brown -- Olympism : A Philosophy of Sport? / Heather L. Reid -- Philosophical Approaches to Coaching / Jeffrey P. Fry -- Spectatorship : Watching and Following Sport / Carwyn Jones -- Sport, Commerce and the Market / Adrian Walsh -- Technology and Sport / Rasmus Bysted Moller and Verner Moller.

Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport