Olympic Ethics and Philosophy

This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games.

Author: Mike McNamee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317980506

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in Olympic marketing and sponsorship, the preservation and corruption of Olympism, the underlying ideology of the Olympic Games, the inequalities of perception in ability and disability as it informs our understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and comparisons between ancient and modern interpretations of the meaning and significance of the Olympic Games. This book will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of sports, as well as to the sporting public who simply want to know more about the grounding ideas behind the greatest show on earth. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Olympic Ethics and Philosophy

2010e. Plato's gymnasium. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 4 (2): 170–82. SAMARANCH, JUAN ANTONIO. 1999. Foreword. In Olympic movement's Agenda 21, edited by IOC Sport and Environment Commission. Lausanne: IOC. SCANLON, THOMAS F. 2002.

Author: Mike McNamee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317980513

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in Olympic marketing and sponsorship, the preservation and corruption of Olympism, the underlying ideology of the Olympic Games, the inequalities of perception in ability and disability as it informs our understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and comparisons between ancient and modern interpretations of the meaning and significance of the Olympic Games. This book will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of sports, as well as to the sporting public who simply want to know more about the grounding ideas behind the greatest show on earth. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

The Olympics and Philosophy

The Olympics and Philosophy examines the Olympic Movement from a variety of theoretical perspectives to uncover the connection between athleticism and philosophy for a deeper appreciation of the Olympic Pillars of Sport, Environment, and ...

Author: Heather L. Reid

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813140711

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

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It is said the champions of the ancient Olympic Games received a crown of olive leaves, symbolizing a divine blessing from Nike, the winged goddess of victory. While the mythology of the ancient games has come to exemplify the highest political, religious, community, and individual ideals of the time, the modern Olympic Games, by comparison, are widely known as an international, bi-annual sporting event where champions have the potential to earn not only glory for their country, but lucrative endorsement deals and the perks of worldwide fame. The Olympics and Philosophy examines the Olympic Movement from a variety of theoretical perspectives to uncover the connection between athleticism and philosophy for a deeper appreciation of the Olympic Pillars of Sport, Environment, and Culture. While today's Olympic champions are neither blessed by the gods nor rewarded with wreaths of olive, the original spirit and ancient ideals of the Olympic Movement endure in its modern embodiment. Editors Heather L. Reid and Michael W. Austin have assembled a team of international scholars to explore topics such as the concept of excellence, ethics, doping, gender, and race. Interweaving ancient and modern Olympic traditions, The Olympics and Philosophy considers the philosophical implications of the Games' intersection with historical events and modern controversy in a unique analysis of tradition and the future of the Olympiad.

Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport

This comprehensive text examines the history, significance, and philosophical dimensions of sport.

Author: Heather Reid

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742570627

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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This comprehensive text examines the history, significance, and philosophical dimensions of sport. Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport is organized to reflect the traditional division of philosophy into metaphysical, ethical, and sociopolitical issues, while incorporating specific concerns of today’s athletic world, such as cheating, doping, and Title IX, where they are applicable. This approach provides students with a basic understanding of the philosophy of sport as a whole and better equips them to investigate specific issues. Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport is not only an outline of the discipline and a summary of much of its pioneering work, but also an invitation for students to join the conversation by connecting it to their own athletic experience.

Sport Ethics and Philosophy

This book represents a bold statement concerning the excitement and energy of the field of sports ethics and philosophy in contemporary terms.

Author: Mike McNamee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351585644

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 158

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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.

Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport is a landmark publication in sport studies.

Author: Mike McNamee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134119219

Category: Philosophy

Page: 460

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The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport is a landmark publication in sport studies. It goes further than any book has before in tracing the contours of the discipline of the philosophy of sport and in surveying the core themes, approaches and theories that form its disciplinary fabric. The book explores the ways in which an understanding of philosophy can inform our understanding of important prevailing issues in sport. Edited by two of the most significant figures in the development of the philosophy of sport, Mike McNamee and Bill Morgan, and with contributions from many of the world’s leading sport philosophers, this is an invaluable companion reference volume for any course in the social scientific study of sport, and an essential addition to the bookshelf of any serious scholar of the philosophy and/or ethics of sport.

The Olympics and Philosophy

JESÚS ILUNDÁIN-AGURRUZA is associate professor of philosophy at Linfield College in Oregon. His primary areas of research and teaching are philosophy of sport, value theory (aesthetics, ethics), Asian philosophy (Daoism; Zen Buddhism), ...

Author: Heather Lynne Reid

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813136486

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

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In 1973, Wilson Carey McWilliams (1933Ð2005) published The Idea of Fraternity in America, a groundbreaking book that argued for an alternative to AmericaÕs dominant philosophy of liberalism. This alternative tradition emphasized that community and fraternal bonds were as vital to the process of maintaining political liberty as was individual liberty. McWilliams expanded on this idea throughout his prolific career as a teacher, writer, and activist, promoting a unique definition of American democracy. In The Democratic Soul: A Wilson Carey McWilliams Reader, editors Patrick J. Deneen and Susan J. McWilliams, daughter of the famed intellectual, have assembled key essays, articles, reviews, and lectures that trace McWilliamsÕs evolution as a scholar and explain his often controversial views on education, religion, and literature. The book also showcases his thoughts and opinions on prominent twentieth-century figures such as George Orwell and Leo Strauss. The first comprehensive volume of Wilson Carey McWilliamsÕ collected writings, The Democratic Soul will be welcomed by scholars of political science and American political thought as a long-overdue contribution to the field.

Philosophy Sport and the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on every aspect of our social, cultural, and commercial lives, including the world of sport. This book examines the ethical and philosophical dimensions of the intersection of COVID-19 and sport.

Author: Jeffrey P. Fry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000545449

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on every aspect of our social, cultural and commercial lives, including the world of sport. This book examines the ethical and philosophical dimensions of the intersection of COVID-19 and sport. The book goes beyond simple description of the impact of the pandemic on sport to offer normative judgments about how the sporting world responded to challenges posed by COVID-19, as well as philosophical speculation as to how COVID-19 will change our understanding and appreciation of sport in the long term. It examines the considerations that either influenced—or arguably should have influenced—decisions to continue or to resume the playing of organized sport in the midst of a pandemic. As a part of this analysis, a spotlight is shone on how sport intersected with political issues surrounding COVID-19. It also explores the configuration and meaning of sport in the COVID-19 era, touching on themes such as the nature of sport, and its integrity, and sport’s relationship to technology. Other themes include the changed nature of spectatorship, suffering in sport during pandemic times, and the impact of COVID-19 on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. A final chapter looks ahead and asks what sport might look like in a post-COVID world. This is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the ethics and philosophy of sport, the sociology of sport, event studies, politics, or public health.

Surfing and the Philosophy of Sport

Olympic Charter, 11. 9. Sigmund Loland, “A Well Balanced Life Based on 'The Joy of Effort': Olympic Hype or a Meaningful Ideal?” In Olympic Ethics and Philosophy, edited by Mike McNamee and Jim Parry (London: Routledge, 2013): 57. 10.

Author: Daniel Brennan

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ISBN: 9781793640796

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This book considers the unique perspective found in the sport of surfing for reconsidering questions in the philosophy of sport. Through the lens of surfing Brennan explores questions of ethics, aesthetics, gender equality, the nature of sport, Olympism, technology, and the good life.

Olympic Philosophy

Anyone who truly loves sports, knows that the Olympic Games are special. Olympic philosophy is what makes them special; the essays in this book attempt to explain why.e

Author: Heather Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: 1942495447

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The Olympic Games are a sporting event guided by philosophy. The modern Olympic Charter calls this philosophy "Olympism" and boldly states its goal as nothing less than "the harmonious development of humankind" and the promotion of "a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity." The ideas and ideals behind Olympism, however, are ancient-tracing their roots to archaic and classical Greece, just like the Games do. This collection of essays explores the ancient Hellenic roots of Olympic philosophy and explains their application to modern sport. It examines the philosophical heritage of the Games, the ethics implied by Olympic values of sport, the educational goals of sport, the relations between justice and fair play, the political ideals of peace and world community, and modern challenge of multiculturalism as expressed in the philosophical contrasts between East and West. Anyone who truly loves sports, knows that the Olympic Games are special. Olympic philosophy is what makes them special; the essays in this book attempt to explain why.e