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 been given to, broadly speaking, neurophilosophical reflection on the brain in the context of sport. This book seeks to address this gap.
Sport abounds with issues ripe for neurophilosophical treatment. Human movement, intentionality, cognition, cooperation, and vulnerability to injury directly and indirectly implicate the brain, and feature prominently in sport. This innovative volume comprises chapters by a team of international scholars who have written on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of sport, ethics, and neurophilosophy. Not only are the issues presented here of pressing philosophical and practical concerns, they also represent a new mode of fluid interaction between science and philosophy for the future of sports scholarship.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.
Table of Contents
1. Sport, Ethics, and Neurophilosophy Jeffrey P. Fry and Mike McNamee 2. Ethics, Brain Injuries, and Sports: Prohibition, Reform, and Prudence Francisco Javier Lopez Frias and Mike McNamee 3. Governing sporting brains: concussion, neuroscience, and the biopolitical regulation of sport Jennifer Hardes 4. Two Kinds of Brain Injury in Sport Jeffrey P. Fry 5. On the Compatibility of Brain Enhancement and the Internal Values of Sport Alberto Carrio Sampedro and José Luis Pérez Triviño 6. Skiing and its Discontents: Assessing the Turist Experience from a Psychoanalytical, a Neuroscientific and a Sport Philosophical Perspective Hub Zwart 7. Intentional and Skillful Neurons Jens Erling Birch 8. Team Spirit, Team Chemistry, and Neuroethics Andrew Fiala 9. High-level Enactive and Embodied Cognition in Expert Sport Performance Kevin Krein and Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza 10. Neuropsychology Behind the Plate Jordan Edmund DeLong 11. Appendix: An Interview with Leonardo Fogassi Jens Erling Birch
Jeffrey P. Fry is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Ball State University, Muncie, USA. His recent research lies at the intersection of sport and neurophilosophy. He formerly served on the Executive Council of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport.
Mike McNamee is a Professor of Applied Ethics at Swansea University, UK. He is the author of Bioethics, Genetics and Sport (2018, with Silvia Camporesi), and co-edits the Ethics and Sports book series (Routledge). He is a member of WADAs Ethics Committee, a former President of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, and the Founding Editor of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.