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Philosophy of Sport

Philosophy of Sport
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ISBN
1557781893
Weight
2.00 lbs
Cover
Paper

Pages
160

Size
6x9

Date Available
1999/11/30


Index , Bibliography
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“A superb book that has long been needed.” –William Brown, Trinity College “A balanced analysis of crucial differences among scholars fascinating.” –Warren Fraleigh, SUNY, Brockport “Lucid exposition, memorable examples, clear and precise arguments, and convincing conclusions.” –David Fairchild, Indiana University and Purdue University “A significant contribution ... written from a ‘phenomenological’ perspective which opens up ... play, sport and art, and the lived body as areas of study.” –John Doody, Villanova University Sport, play, and athletics have always been significant activities in American culture. Ironically, it is only in the past two decades that philosophers have developed a sustained philosophy based entirely on the phenomenon of sport in human life. In Philosophy of Sport, Drew Hyland begins with an introduction to the discipline and brief history of the subject. He addresses a wide range of practical and theoretical issues which touch on sociological, psychological, and philosophical themes–including racism, heroism, risk-taking, sport and values, sexism, the connection between mind and body, the ways in which sport can and has responded
meaningfully to these issues, ethical issues such as paternalism, drugs and the “anything to win” attitude, and finally, sport as an occasion of self-knowledge, using
the insights of writers as Herrigel and Beisser.

As an introduction to this relatively new realm of philosophy, Philosophy of Sport not only sets out the major issues and controversies, but expertly evaluates them and guides readers toward conclusions of their own. Students, professionals, athletes, and even Monday morning quarterbacks will find insight here into the significance of sport in their lives and in our society.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
Introduction

Chapter 1. SPORT AND SOCIETY
Sport and Values, Racism in Sport, Sexism in Sport, The Athlete as Hero

Chapter 2. ETHICAL ISSUES IN SPORT
The Overemphasis on Winning, Competition, Alienation and Sport, Drugs in Sport

Chapter 3. SPORT AND SELF-KNOWLEDGE
The Self-Knowledge of Psychoanalysis, Zen and Self-Knowledge, Socratic Self-Knowledge

Chapter 4. MIND AND BODY IN SPORT
Dualism, Materialism or Physicalism, Phenomenology, The Platonic View

Chapter 5. SPORT, ART, AND THE AESTHETIC
Sport as Art, The Stance of Art and Play, The Kinship of Sport and Art

Chapter 6. THE STANCE OF SPORT
The Stance of Play as Responsive Openness, Finitude, Possibility, Freedom, Risk-Taking and Trust, Value, Fun Play and Human Being

Suggested Readings
Bibliography
Index

DREW A. HYLAND is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is past president of The Philosophical Society for the Study of Sport and the recipient of several National Endowment of the Humanities awards. He has authored over 30 articles and three books, including of The Question of Play.

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