Philosophy and Sport: Volume 73 (Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements 73)

Philosophy and Sport: Volume 73 (Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements 73)

By: Anthony O'Hear (editor)Paperback

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Philosophy and Sport brings together the lectures given in the Royal Institute of Philosophy's annual lecture series for 2012-13. In the Olympic year, it seemed fitting to consider some of the many philosophical and ethical questions raised by sport, and to bring together contributors from both philosophical and sporting worlds. This ground-breaking volume considers many different areas connected to sport and its practice. These include the watching of sport, drugs in sport, the Olympic spirit, sport and risk, sport as a moral practice, rivalry and glory in sport and the importance of sport in human life more generally.

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Anthony O'Hear is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buckinghamshire, Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and Editor of the journal Philosophy.


1. Ways of watching sport Stephen Mumford; 2. The martial arts and Buddhist philosophy Graham Priest; 3. Sport as a moral practice: an Aristotelian approach Michael W. Austin; 4. A plea for risk Philip Ebert and Simon Robertson; 5. Not a matter of life and death? Anthony O'Hear; 6. Sport and life Paul Snowdon; 7. Glory in sport (and elsewhere) Timothy Chappell; 8. Conceptual problems with performance enhancing technology in sport Emily Ryall; 9. Is mountaineering a sport? Phil Bartlett; 10. Rivalry in cricket and beyond: healthy or unhealthy? Michael Brearley; 11. In the zone David Papineau; 12. Olympic sacrifice: a modern look at an ancient tradition Heather L. Reid; 13. Chess, imagination, and perceptual understanding Paul Coates.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/09/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781107647695
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9781107647695
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 110764769X

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