A Philosophy of Sport

While previous writing on the philosophy of sport has tended to see sport as a kind of testing ground for philosophical theories devised to deal with other kinds of problems—of ethics, aesthetics, or logical categorization—here Steven ...

A Philosophy of Sport

A Philosophy of Sport

While previous writing on the philosophy of sport has tended to see sport as a kind of testing ground for philosophical theories devised to deal with other kinds of problems—of ethics, aesthetics, or logical categorization—here Steven Connor offers a new philosophical understanding of sport in its own terms. In order to define what sport essentially is and means, Connor presents a complete grammar of sport, isolating and describing its essential elements, including the characteristic spaces of sport, the nature of sporting time, the importance of sporting objects like bats and balls, the methods of movement in sport, the role of rules and chance, and what it really means to cheat and to win. Defined as games that involve bodily exertion and exhaustion, sports simultaneously require constraint and the ability to overcome it. Sport, argues Connor, is a fundamental feature of modern humans. It is shown to be one of the most powerful ways in which we negotiate the relationship between the human and natural worlds. Encompassing a huge range of different sports, and enlisting the help of Hegel, Freud, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Adorno, Sartre, Ayer, Deleuze, and Serres, A Philosophy of Sport will inform, surprise, and delight thoughtful athletes and sporty philosophers alike.

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A Philosophy of Sport
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Steven Connor
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-15 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

While previous writing on the philosophy of sport has tended to see sport as a kind of testing ground for philosophical theories devised to deal with other kinds of problems—of ethics, aesthetics, or logical categorization—here Steven Connor offers a new philosophical understanding of sport in its own terms. In order
Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: Heather Reid
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport begins with the history of sport, delves into both the metaphysics and ethics of sport, and also addresses dimensions of the social and political elements of sport. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of sport with a straightforward layout that professors
Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: Mike McNamee, William J. Morgan
Categories: Sports
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-23 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport is 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
ON SPORT AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF SPOR
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: MCFEE
Categories: Sports
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-22 - Publisher:

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The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport
Language: en
Pages: 454
Authors: Cesar R. Torres
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-16 - Publisher: A&C Black

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

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