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Sport, Ethics and Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited by Mike McNamee


158 pages

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This book represents a bold statement concerning the excitement and energy of the field of sports ethics and philosophy in contemporary terms. It is comprised of a collection of commissioned essays from the leading international scholars in the field to celebrate the ten year editorship of Mike McNamee for the journal: Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. The collection includes essays familiar sport philosophers on work about the nature and nuances of sports and games playing, winning and losing, role models and strategic fouling. It also celebrates in phenomenological terms the complex and heterogeneous experience and values of sports in both phenomenological and analytic modes. Finally, it addresses the most serious threats to sport integrity and governance, in the shape of doping, and the unchecked power of sports institutions, and the charisma of sport that is at the mercy of commercialism. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sport, Ethics and Philosophy: A 10 Year Retrospective

Mike McNamee

1. Breakthrough victories: How can a loser ever win?

Paul Gaffney

2. Games and Fiction: Partners in the Evolution of Culture

Scott Kretchmar

3. Strategic fouling and sport as play

J. S. Russell

4. Athletes as heroes and role models: an ancient model

Heather Reid

5. Sport, Religion and Charisma

Verner Møller

6. The exercise pill: should we replace exercise with pharmaceutical means?

Sigmund Loland

7. Safe Danger – On the Experience of Challenge, Adventure and Risk in Education

Irena Martínková and Jim Parry

8. Muscular Imaginings—A Phenomenological and Enactive Model for Imagination

Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza

9. An Alternative Solution to Lifting the Ban on Doping: Breaking the Payoff Matrix of Professional Sport by Shifting Liability Away from Athletes

Silvia Camporesi

10. The Governance of Sport

Lev Kreft

11. Inhibiting doping in sports: deterrence is necessary, but not sufficient

Larry D. Bowers and Raymond Paternoster

About the Editor

Michael J. McNamee is Professor of Applied Ethics, and Director of the Research Institute for Ethics and Law, at Swansea University, Wales, UK. A former President of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, he has pioneered the field of Sports Ethics for the last quarter of a century. He is Program Director of the pan European Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Sport Ethics and Integrity. His scholarship and consulting work ranges across engineering, medical, sports, and police ethics.

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