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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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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

Forthcoming

Ask Vest Christiansen
June 17, 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...

Emotion in Sports: Philosophical Perspectives

Emotion in Sports: Philosophical Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Yunus Tuncel
May 01, 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

Forthcoming

Kevin Krein
May 01, 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...

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 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...

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...

Bioethics, Genetics and Sport

Bioethics, Genetics and Sport

1st Edition

Silvia Camporesi, Mike McNamee
March 08, 2018

Advances in genetics and related biotechnologies are having a profound effect on sport, raising important ethical questions about the limits and possibilities of the human body. Drawing on real case studies and grounded in rigorous scientific evidence, this book offers an ethical critique of...

Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure

Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure

1st Edition

Bernard Andrieu, Jim Parry, Alessandro Porrovecchio, Olivier Sirost
January 25, 2018

The emerging field of body ecology offers fresh insights into how the body engages with its surrounding environment through consciousness, perception, knowledge and emotion. In this groundbreaking collection, leading scholars of sport, leisure and philosophy draw on research on topics as diverse as...

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