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Playing Games : An introduction to the philosophy of sport through dialogue (Hardcover) (Randolph

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What is sport? Why does sport matter? How can we use philosophy to understand what sport means today? This engaging and highly original introduction to the philosophy of sport uses dialogue – a form of philosophical investigation – to address the fundamental questions in sport studies and to explore key contemporary issues such as fair play, gender, drug use, cheating, entertainment and identity.

Providing a clear, informative and accessible introduction to the philosophy of sport, every chapter includes current sporting examples as well as review questions and guides to further reading. The dialogue form enables students to engage in debate and raise questions, while encouraging them to think from the perspectives of athlete, coach, spectator and philosopher. The issues raised present real and complex ethical dilemmas that relate to a variety of sports from around the world such as soccer, athletics, baseball, basketball, hockey and tennis.

No other book brings this rich subject to life through the use of dialogue, making this an indispensable companion to any course on the philosophy or ethics of sport.

Number of Pages: 204
Genre: Philosophy, Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Sports
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Randolph Feezell
Language: English
Street Date: October 26, 2016
TCIN: 51543957
UPC: 9781138917262
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-4158
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