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Skills, Knowledge and Expertise in Sport

1st Edition

Edited by Gunnar Breivik


128 pages

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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 expertise. Contributors study broader trends of how we can best understand the role of skills, as well as using case studies of expertise to add depth and nuance to existing scholarship. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Skills, knowledge and expertise in sport

Gunnar Breivik

1. The role of skill in sport

Gunnar Breivik

2. Skills – do we really know what kind of knowledge they are?

Jens Erling Birch

3. On phenomenological and logical characteristics of skilled behaviour in sport: cognitive and motor intentionality

Vegard Fusche Moe

4. Habits, skills and embodied experiences: a contribution to philosophy of physical education

Øyvind F. Standal and Kenneth Aggerholm

5. Flow, skilled coping, and the sovereign subject: toward an ethics of being-with in sport

Jennifer Hardes and Bryan Hogeveen

6. What can the parkour craftsmen tell us about bodily expertise and skilled movement?

Signe Højbjerre Larsen

7. Expert tool use: a phenomenological analysis of processes of incorporation in the case of elite rope skipping

Kathrine Liedtke Thorndahl and Susanne Ravn

8. Gamechangers and the meaningfulness of difference in the sporting world – a postmodern outlook

Anders McDonald Sookermany

About the Editor

Gunnar Breivik is Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS). He is former Rector at the NSSS and has been president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. His teaching and research include philosophy of sport, as well as empirical studies of risk-taking and elite performance.

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Ethics and Sport

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