Philosophic Inquiry in Sport

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William John Morgan, Klaus V. Meier
Human Kinetics, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 448 pages
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This substantially revised text provides the most comprehensive philosophical work available about the nature, structure, meaning, and significance of sport, play, and games. Philosophic Inquiry in Sport (Second Edition) encompasses the major - and sometimes controversial - issues in sport philosophy and provides a balance of analytical and critical essays that reflect a broad range of philosophical perspectives. This second edition features 22 new articles by leading sport philosophers, 32 influential and classic essays from the first edition, and expanded coverage of current topics, such as drugs and gender equity issues, and how each relates to sport. Reader's guides at the beginning of most parts provide overviews and address key points and arguments of each essay. Detailed summaries at the end of each part explain the central arguments of the essays and their commonalities and differences. Philosophic Inquiry in Sport (Second Edition) attains a level of sophistication and substance that makes it a valuable reference not only for sport philosophers but also for every person who wishes to examine the significance of sport and the serious issues associated with it in our society. Both professionals and students will find this book to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date text available on sport philosophy.

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An excellent collection. A recommended read for anyone claiming to be a sportsperson. Too bad they are not printing it anymore.

Contents

The Elements of Sport
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Games Play and Sport
16
Playing With Sport and Games
23
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