Ethics and Sport

Series Editors: Mike McNamee, Jim Parry

  • Gender, Sport and Ethics

    The Case of Caster Semenya

    Edited by Sandy Montanola, Aurelie Olivesi

    After the young South African athlete Caster Semenya won the 800m title at the 2009 World Championships she was obliged to undergo gender testing and was withdrawn, for a time, from international competition. Her case became a cause célèbre and represents a rich, multi-layered example of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15 
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  • Phenomenology and Pedagogy in Physical Education

    By Oyvind Standal

    Phenomenology is a philosophical approach to the study of consciousness and subjective experience. In recent years it has become a more prominent element of the social scientific study of sport and a core component of the important emergent concept of physical literacy. This book is the first to…

    Hardback – 2015-10-15 
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  • On Sport and the Philosophy of Sport

    A Wittgensteinian Approach

    By Graham McFee

    What is the ‘philosophy of sport’? What does one do to count as a practitioner in the philosophy of sport? What conception of philosophy underpins the answer to those questions? In this important new book, leading sport philosopher Graham McFee draws on a lifetime’s philosophical inquiry to…

    Hardback – 2015-06-02
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  • Phenomenological Approaches to Sport

    Edited by Irena Martínková, Jim Parry

    The study of sport is often thought of simply in terms of the sport sciences. This book explains how a phenomenological approach is capable of revealing the nature and meanings of sport in ways that are beyond the reach of the sciences and how the very concepts required by sport science stand in…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
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  • Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport

    On Becoming an Elite Athlete

    By Kenneth Aggerholm

     'Why don’t young athletes in sport just quit?’ Starting with this question and drawing on existential philosophy, phenomenology and hermeneutics, Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport seeks a deeper understanding of the experience of being a talented young sportsperson striving…

    Hardback – 2014-12-11
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  • Philosophy and the Martial Arts

    Engagement

    Edited by Graham Priest, Damon Young

    This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical…

    Paperback – 2014-09-26
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  • Dispute Resolution in Sport

    Athletes, Law and Arbitration

    By David McArdle

    An increasing number of sport disputes are being resolved by way of arbitration. This is the first book to critically examine the processes and benefits of sportspecific arbitration as compared to litigation. The book explores, in depth, the development of alternative dispute resolutions in sports,…

    Hardback – 2014-08-27
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  • Sport and Art

    An Essay in the Hermeneutics of Sport

    By Andrew Edgar

    Sport and Art explores relationship of sport to art. It does not argue that sport is one of the arts, but rather that sport and art hold common ground. Both are ways in which humans confront philosophical challenges, though they do this through very different media. While art deploys sensual…

    Hardback – 2013-07-19
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  • Watching Sport

    Aesthetics, Ethics and Emotion

    By Stephen Mumford

    Do we watch sport for pure dumb entertainment? While some people might do so, Stephen Mumford argues that it can be watched in other ways. Sport can be both a subject of high aesthetic values and a valid source for our moral education. The philosophy of sport has tended to focus on participation,…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
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  • Doping and Anti-Doping Policy in Sport

    Ethical, Legal and Social Perspectives

    Edited by Mike McNamee, Verner Møller

    The issue of doping has been the most widely discussed problem in sports ethics and is one of the most prominent issues across sports studies, the sports sciences and their constituent disciplines. This book adds uniquely to that catalogue of discourses by focusing on extant anti-doping policy and…

    Paperback – 2013-03-15
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  • Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World

    Contests of Virtue

    By Heather L. Reid

    This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and…

    Paperback – 2012-11-13
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  • The Ethics of Sports Medicine

    Edited by Claudio Tamburrini, Torbjörn Tännsjö

    The book aims to establish a critical dialogue between sports ethicists and bioethicists across the range of sporting disciplines at elite level. It will address questions such as: are the increasingly intrusive testing methods of elite sports compatible with the right to autonomy and privacy…

    Paperback – 2012-01-15
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  • Ethics, Disability and Sports

    Edited by Ejgil Jespersen, Mike J. McNamee

    This volume addresses a range of philosophical and ethical issues in adapted physical activity and disability sports participation more broadly. It is comprised of a range of essays by international scholars whose backgrounds embrace different traditions of philosophy, pedagogy and adapted physical…

    Paperback – 2012-01-09
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  • Bodily Democracy

    Towards a Philosophy of Sport for All

    By Henning Eichberg

    Sport has gained increasing importance for welfare society. In this process, however, the term of ‘sport’ has become less and less clear. Larger parts of what nowadays is called ‘sport for all’ are non-competitive and derived from traditions of gymnastics, dance, festivity, games, outdoor…

    Paperback – 2011-12-02
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  • Ethics, Knowledge and Truth in Sports Research

    An Epistemology of Sport

    By Graham McFee

    The study of sport is characterised by its inter-disciplinarity, with researchers drawing on apparently incompatible research traditions and ethical benchmarks in the natural sciences and the social sciences, depending on their area of specialisation. In this groundbreaking study, Graham McFee…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12
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  • The Ethics of Sports Coaching

    Edited by Alun R Hardman, Carwyn Jones

    Is the role of the sports coach simply to improve sporting performance? What are the key ethical issues in sports coaching practice? Despite the increasing sophistication of our understanding of the player-sport-coach relationship, the dominant perspective of the sports coach is still an…

    Paperback – 2010-12-01
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  • Exercise and Eating Disorders

    An Ethical and Legal Analysis

    By Simona Giordano

    Eating disorders (EDs) have become a social epidemic in the developed world. This book addresses the close links between EDs and exercise, helping us to understand why people with EDs often exercise to excessive and potentially harmful levels. This is also the first book to examine this issue from…

    Paperback – 2010-03-25
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  • The Ethics of Doping and Anti-Doping

    Redeeming the Soul of Sport?

    By Verner Møller

    With every positive drugs test the credibility and veracity of modern elite sport is diminished. In this radical and provocative critique of current anti-doping policy and practice, Verner Møller argues that the fight against doping – promoted as an initiative to cleanse sport of cheats – is at…

    Paperback – 2009-08-17
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  • Research Ethics in Exercise, Health and Sports Sciences

    By Mike J. McNamee, Stephen Olivier, Paul Wainwright

    Research Ethics in Exercise, Health and Sports Sciences puts ethics at the centre of research in these rapidly expanding fields of knowledge. Placing the issues in historical context, and using informative case studies, the authors examine how moral theory can guide research design, education, and…

    Paperback – 2006-10-17
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  • Ethics, Money and Sport

    This Sporting Mammon

    By Adrian Walsh, Richard Giulianotti

    Written from the contrasting yet complementary perspectives of sociology and philosophy, this book explores the far-reaching ethical consequences of the runaway commodification of sport, focusing on those instances where commodification gives rise to morally undesirable consequences. The authors&…

    Paperback – 2006-09-29
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  • Pain and Injury in Sport

    Social and Ethical Analysis

    Edited by Sigmund Loland, Berit Skirstad, Ivan Waddington

    For elite athletes, pain and injury are normal. In a challenge to the orthodox medical model, this book makes it clear that pain and injury cannot be understood in terms of physiology alone, and examines the influence of social and cultural processes on how athletes experience pain and injury. It…

    Paperback – 2005-12-16
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  • Genetic Technology and Sport

    Ethical Questions

    Edited by Claudio Tamburrini, Torbjörn Tännsjö

    Will the genetic design of athletes destroy sport … or will it lead to a new and extraordinary age of athletic achievement? Exploring a new territory in sport and ethics, this edited collection contains some of the best new writing that has emerged from the debates concerning the uses of genetic…

    Paperback – 2005-11-03
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  • Human Rights in Youth Sport

    A Critical Review of Children's Rights in Competitive Sport

    By Paulo David

    Does competitive sport respect children's human rights? Is intensive training child labour? Is competitive stress a form of child abuse? The human rights of children have been recognized in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and ratified by 192 countries. Paulo David's work makes it…

    Paperback – 2004-12-09
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  • Genetically Modified Athletes

    Biomedical Ethics, Gene Doping and Sport

    By Andy Miah

    In a provocative analysis of sport ethics and human values, Genetically Modified Athletes imagines the brave new world of sport. The internationally acclaimed book examines this issue at a crucial time in its theorisation, questioning the very cornerstone of sporting and medical ethics, asking…

    Paperback – 2004-07-15
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  • Sport, Professionalism and Pain

    Ethnographies of Injury and Risk

    By David Howe

    Are pain and injury managed appropriately in the environment of professional sport?Is sports medicine a tool to empower or to disempower athletes? David Howe considers these and other pertinent concerns and questions whether, in the world of modern sport, it is the participants themselves or the…

    Paperback – 2003-12-18
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  • Sport, Rules and Values

    Philosophical Investigations into the Nature of Sport

    By Graham McFee

    Sport, Rules and Values presents a philosophical perspective on issues concerning the character of sport. Discussion focuses on three broad uses commonly urged for rules: to define sport; to judge or assess sport performance; and to characterize the value of sport - especially if that value is…

    Paperback – 2003-11-27
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  • Fair Play in Sport

    A Moral Norm System

    Edited by Sigmund Loland

    Fair Play in Sport presents a critical re-working of the classic ideal of fair play and explores its practical consequences for competitive sport. By linking general moral principles and practical cases, the book develops a contemporary theory of fair play.The book examines many of the key issues…

    Paperback – 2001-10-25
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  • Spoilsports

    Understanding and Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Sport

    By Celia Brackenridge

    Sexual exploitation in sport is a problem that has beset both male and female athletes privately for decades but which has only recently emerged as a public issue. Spoilsports is the first comprehensive review of this issue, integrating pioneering academic research, theoretical perspectives, and…

    Paperback – 2001-06-21
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  • Values in Sport

    Elitism, Nationalism, Gender Equality and the Scientific Manufacturing of Winners

    Edited by Claudio Tamburrini, Torbjörn Tännsjö

    How will sport keep pace with current scientific and biological advances?Is the possibility of the 'bionic athlete' that far away and is this notion as bad as it might first appear?Is our fascination with sport winners fascistoid? Questions such as these and many others are posed and examined by…

    Paperback – 2000-02-17
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  • Ethics and Sport

    Edited by M.J. McNamee, S.J. Parry

    The issues surrounding ethical controversies in sport are often touched on in the popular media. This book by leading international scholars in philosophy and the philosophy of sport provides systematic treatment of the ethics of sport from a range of perspectives. Part one includes essays which…

    Paperback – 1998-04-23
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