Philosophy: Sport, 1st Edition

  • Editor: R. Scott Kretchmar
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  • ISBN-10: 0028663462
  • ISBN-13: 9780028663463
  • DDC: 796.01
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 395 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Philosophy: Sport is composed of nineteen chapters covering such topics as cheating, gender equality, aesthetics, steroid use, and spirituality. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. Photos and line art help illuminate the text. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.



  • R. Scott Kretchmar

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028663373 | ISBN-13: 9780028663371

Table of Contents

A Mutual Quest for Excellence or a Game of Thrones?
Physical Education and Playful Living.
A Pluralistic Model of Sport.
The Legitimacy of Using Steroids and Other Drugs to Improve Performance.
Too Much of a Good Thing…? Genetics and Athletic Performance.
The Problem of Cheating.
Consideration, Manners, and the Ideal Game: Reflections on Baseball's Code.
Moral Actions in Lopsided Games.
Match Fixing and Its Relationship to Sporting Integrity.
Proper Behavior in the Stands: The Ethics of Sport Spectating.
Are Coaches Obligated to Serve as Good Role Models?
Sports as a Domain for Promoting and Exhibiting Virtues.
Ethics of Youth Sports.
Promoting Equality in the Paralympics.
Using Alternative Sports for Promoting Gender Equality.
Spirituality, Religious Commitments, and Sport.
Jogos Bonitos? Sport, Art, and Aesthetics.
A Different Way to Play: Holistic Sporting Experiences.
Marx, Dewey, and Sport: A Critical Take on the Social and Political Philosophy of Sport.