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 book explores the ways in which an understanding of philosophy can inform our understanding of important prevailing issues in sport. Edited by two of the most significant figures in the development of the philosophy of sport, Mike McNamee and Bill Morgan, and with contributions from many of the world’s leading sport philosophers, this is an invaluable companion reference volume for any course in the social scientific study of sport, and an essential addition to the bookshelf of any serious scholar of the philosophy and/or ethics of sport.
Table of Contents
A historical introduction to the Philosophy of Sport (Mike McNamee & William J. Morgan) Part I: Philosophical Approaches to the Conceptualisation of Sport 1. Formalism and Sport (Scott Kretchmar) 2. Internalism and Sport (Robert L. Simon) 3. Conventionalism and Sport (William J. Morgan) 4. An Institutional theory of sport (Graham McFee) Part II: Philosophical Theories and Sport 5. Asthetics of Sport (Andrew Edgar) 6. Bioethics and Sport (Silvia Camporesi) 7. Eastern Philosophy (Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza and Takayuki Hata) 8. Epistemology and Sport (Steffen Borge) 9. Ethics (Mike McNamee) 10. Existential Philosophy and Sport (Kenneth Aggerholm) 11. Feminism in the Philosophy of Sport (Leslie A. Howe) 12. Phenomenology and Sport (Irena Martinkova) 13. Philosophy of Mind and Sport (Paul Davis) 14. Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Sport (John Kaag) 15. The radical critique of Sport (Lev Kreft) 16. Religion, Theology and Sport (Gregg Twietmeyer) 17. Sport as a legal system (John S. Russell) 18. Metaphysics and Sport (Stephen Mumford) Part III: Key Issues and Themes in the Philosophy of Sport 19. Competition (Paul Gaffney) 20. Disability and Paralympic Sport (Steve Edwards and Mike McNamee) 21. Doping and Anti-Doping: An inquiry into the Meaning of Sport (Thomas H. Murray) 22. Fair Play (Sigmund Loland) 23. Genetics, science fiction and the ethics of athletic enhancement (W. Miller Brown) 24. Olympism – A Philosophy of Sport? (Heather L. Reid) 25. Philosophical Approaches to Coaching (Jeffrey P. Fry) 26. Spectatorship – watching and following Sport (Carwyn Jones) 27. Sport, Commerce and the Market (Adrian Walsh) 28. Technology and Sport (Rasmus Bysted Moller and Verner Moller)