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Ethics and Sport


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The Ethics and Sport Series was the first of its kind in the world and is the key source for scholars in the field. Its main aim has been to support and contribute to the development of the study of ethical issues in sport, and indeed to the continued development of Sports Ethics as a legitimate discipline in its own right.

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Emotion in Sports Philosophical Perspectives

Emotion in Sports Philosophical Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Yunus Tuncel
December 18, 2020

Emotion is central to human character, infiltrating our physiological functions and our mental constitution. In sport, athletes feel emotion in specific ways, from joy to anger and despair. This is the first book to examine emotion in sport from a philosophical perspective, building on concepts ...

Philosophy and Nature Sports

Philosophy and Nature Sports

1st Edition

Kevin Krein
June 30, 2020

Nature sports such as skiing, climbing, and surfing have had a significant influence on Western popular culture since the mid-twentieth century and participation in such sports continues to grow. Written in a clear and accessible style, this important book provides a comprehensive ...

Gym Culture, Identity and Performance-Enhancing Drugs Tracing a Typology of Steroid Use

Gym Culture, Identity and Performance-Enhancing Drugs Tracing a Typology of Steroid Use

1st Edition

Ask Vest Christiansen
June 18, 2020

This book is about gym culture, the pursuit of fit, muscular bodies and the use of drugs as a means to get there.  Building on the international research literature and in-depth interviews with men who have experience of image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs), the book explores the ...

Sport and Spirituality

Sport and Spirituality

1st Edition

R. Scott Kretchmar, John B. White
April 02, 2019

This comprehensive volume explores the interface between sport and religion, or more broadly, sport and spirituality. While most of the contributions come from Western and Christian traditions, the volume raises broader questions about the kinds of impact that spirituality can and should have on ...

Kinetic Beauty The Philosophical Aesthetics of Sport

Kinetic Beauty The Philosophical Aesthetics of Sport

1st Edition

Jason Holt
November 12, 2019

Sport aesthetics is an important but often marginalized field in the philosophy of sport. Kinetic Beauty offers a comprehensive, principled, pluralist introduction to the philosophical aesthetics of sport.  The book tackles a wide variety of issues in the philosophical aesthetics of sport, ...

The Philosophy of Football

The Philosophy of Football

1st Edition

Steffen Borge
May 31, 2019

Human beings are the only creatures known to engage in sport. We are sporting animals, and our favourite pastime of football is the biggest sport spectacle on earth. The Philosophy of Football presents the first sustained, in-depth philosophical investigation of the phenomenon of football. In ...

Sport and Play in a Digital World

Sport and Play in a Digital World

1st Edition

Ivo van Hilvoorde
March 22, 2019

Digital technology plays an important role in the everyday lives of people. New types of ‘digital sports’, (sport) gaming, exergaming, cybersport and eSports increase in popularity all over the world and are even challenging the modern and hegemonic concept of sport. Modern games can hardly be ...

Holism and the Cultivation of Excellence in Sports and Performance Skillful Striving

Holism and the Cultivation of Excellence in Sports and Performance Skillful Striving

1st Edition

Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza
January 11, 2019

Holism and the Cultivation of Excellence in Sports and Performance is a multi-methodological and cross-cultural examination of how we flourish holistically through performative endeavors, e.g., sports, martial and performing arts. Relying primarily on sport philosophy, value theory, phenomenology, ...

Doping in Cycling Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Doping in Cycling Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Bertrand Fincoeur, John Gleaves, Fabien Ohl
December 07, 2018

Doping in Cycling: Interdisciplinary Perspectives provides an up-to-date overview of the knowledge about doping and anti-doping in the sport that has dominated doping headlines for at least two decades. It critically addresses overarching questions related to doping and anti-doping, and topical ...

Sport, Ethics, and Neurophilosophy

Sport, Ethics, and Neurophilosophy

1st Edition

Jeffrey P. Fry, Mike McNamee
November 20, 2018

The growth of neuroscience and the spread of general interest in the brain have prompted concern for ethical issues posed by neuroscientists. Despite the growing interest in the brain, neuroscience, and the profound issues that neuroscience raises, up to this point, relatively little attention has ...

Sport, Ethics and Philosophy

Sport, Ethics and Philosophy

1st Edition

Mike McNamee
November 28, 2017

This book represents a bold statement concerning the excitement and energy of the field of sports ethics and philosophy in contemporary terms. It is comprised of a collection of commissioned essays from the leading international scholars in the field to celebrate the ten year editorship of Mike ...

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise in Sport

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise in Sport

1st Edition

Gunnar Breivik
October 24, 2017

Taking part in a sport means that one must acquire the relevant skills: mental, physical and strategic. This book presents a new perspective on the role of skills, knowledge and intentionality in sporting contexts, examining how these skills and practical 'know how' can be perfected to a level of ...

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