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 can plan and build their courses around.
Heather Reid is professor of philosophy at Morningside College.
Acknowledgments Dedication Introduction: Why Study The Philosophy of Sport? Part One: History and Heritage Chapter One: The Ancient Hellenic Heritage Chapter Two: The Modern Olympic Revival Part Two: Metaphysical Issues in Sport Chapter Three: Sport and Play Chapter Four: Sport and Games Chapter Five: Sport and Social Practices Chapter Six: Sport and Art Chapter Seven: Mind and Body Part Three: Ethical Issues in Sport Chapter Eight: Consequentialism and Play Chapter Nine: Deontology and Fairness Chapter Ten: Virtues and Vices Chapter Eleven: Ethical Spectacle Part Four: Social and Political Issues in Sport Chapter Twelve: Sport and Education Chapter Thirteen: Sport and Social Categories Chapter Fourteen: Sport and Political Ideals Chapter Fifteen: Sport and Globalization Conclusion: Ten Intrinsic Values of Sport Bibliography Glossary Index Appendix: Philosophy of Sport as an Academic Subject About the Author