Practical Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity

Author: Robert Scott Kretchmar

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736001410

Category: Education

Page: 303

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Philosophy is a crucial, yet often overlooked, part of kinesiology students' education. Practical Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition, provides students with a thorough, clear, and practical introduction to the philosophy of physical activity and sport, and in doing so, prepares them for the ethical questions they will face as professionals. This second edition has been significantly revised, and it has been enhanced to include the following features: -Expanded instruction on practical ethics in physical activity, guiding students in how to rank values and turn those values into actions -New material that emphasizes physical activity as well as sport, and provides specific holistic techniques for the practitioner in the workplace -In-depth case studies along with discussion questions that can be used to teach students how to follow a philosophical argument and come to their own conclusions The case studies, one on running up the score and the other on performance-enhancing substances, are based on two articles that are reprinted in their entirety in the appendix. Practical Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition, helps students examine key moral questions in sport. Its approach to the content helps students follow and dissect ethical arguments, think through philosophic issues, and apply theory to practice. Each chapter includes objectives, philosophical exercises, reviews, and study questions to reinforce understanding. Kretchmar's engaging writing style accentuates important topics of discussion, focusing the readers' attention on the philosophy behind the practice or strategy. As a result, students develop their philosophical skills, refine their personal philosophy concerning physical activity and sport, and learn that philosophy can be clear, practical, and holistic, rather than obscure, overly theoretical, and dualistic. The text is arranged in four parts. Part I introduces students to the nature and methods of philosophy. Part II focuses on issues relating to the nature of the athlete or client and includes analyses of dualism, scientific materialism, and holism. Part III delves into kinesiology issues, including the nature of play, games, and competition, and Part IV provides expanded material on ethics, value choices, and active lifestyles. This text provides students with the practical tools and specific techniques they need to think ethically and systematically, as they become skilled practitioners in the field of physical activity and sport. In doing so, it demystifies philosophy and reveals it as the guiding element in our understanding of, and approach to, activity, games, and competitions.

Practical Philosophy of Sport

Author: Robert Scott Kretchmar

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780873226196

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 281

View: 5257


Practical Philosophy of Sport is a breakthrough in introductory sport philosophy texts. It's readable, easy-to-understand, and excellent for helping students and professionals in physical education, sport, and exercise science develop values and ethics to guide their careers. The book demystifies philosophy and shows that it can be a useful tool for solving daily professional problems. The text encourages readers to move beyond just reading about or passively listening to philosophy and invites them to "do" it. Practical Philosophy of Sport helps readers develop professional reasoning skills, find answers to their philosophic questions, and form a personal philosophy of physical education, sport, and exercise science.

Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport

Author: Heather Reid

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742570614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 251

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Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport begins with the history of sport, delves into both the metaphysics and ethics of sport, and also addresses dimensions of the social and political elements of sport. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of sport with a straightforward layout that professors can plan and build their courses around.

Handbook of Sports Studies

Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446265056

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

View: 6202


Now available in paperback, this vital handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and Jay Coakley, author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary team of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.

Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society

Author: William Freeman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763781576

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 6074


Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society, Seventh Edition provides a current, complete, and balanced introduction to the fields of physical education, sport, and exercise science. It gives a thorough overview of the varied elements within the disciplines, how they came to be, and how they are developing, including the conflicts over field, major, and departmental names. It also examines the developing sub-disciplines within physical education, sport, exercise science, and kinesiology. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to represent the state and potential of the field of physical education today. It surveys both teaching and non-teaching careers and addresses technology, current issues, and future trends. Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Presentations, Instructor’s Manual, TestBank

Introduction to Kinesiology

Studying Physical Activity

Author: Shirl J. Hoffman

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450434320

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 578


"Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fourth Edition," offers the most cohesive introduction to the field of kinesiology available, giving students a solid background in the field and preparing them for further study and course work.

The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport

Author: Cesar R. Torres

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408182572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 4982


This monograph addresses a perceived lack of clarity in the recent turns toward 'theological interpretation', presenting an understanding of theological interpretation that is highly eclectic.

Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Sport

Author: John Kaag,Douglas Anderson,Richard Lally

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739178415

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 3769


The contributors to Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Sport argue that American pragmatism is particularly well suited analyze the experience and development of sport activities. This volume will be a valuable resource in any philosophy of sport class (undergraduate or graduate) or in a course on pragmatism; it will also be appropriate for kinesiology students. It will give readers a good sense of the themes in the American philosophical tradition as well as those in the burgeoning field of the philosophy of sport.

Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone

A Philosophical Tour de Force

Author: Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza,Michael W. Austin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 5144


Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy. Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.

Practical philosophy of the Muhammadan people

exhibited in its professed connexion with the European, so as to render either an introduction to the other; being a translation of the Akhlāk-i Jalāly the most esteemed ethical work of Middle Asia, from the Persian of Fakīr Jāny Muhammad Asäad

Author: Muḥammad ibn Asʻad Dawwānī

Publisher: N.A



Page: 496

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Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport

Author: Mike McNamee,William J. Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134119216

Category: Philosophy

Page: 472

View: 8705


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.

Sport, Rules and Values

Philosophical Investigations Into the Nature of Sport

Author: Graham McFee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134330162

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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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 regarded as moral value. In general, Sport, Rules and Values rejects a conception of the determinacy of rules as possible within sport (and a parallel picture of the determinacy assumed to be required by philosophy). Throughout, the presentation is rich in concrete cases from sport, including cricket, baseball, American football, soccer and ice-skating. Detailed consideration of some ideas from classics in the philosophy of sport, especially writings by Bernard Suits and William Morgan, contextualizes this discussion. Overall, this work exemplifies the dependence of philosophical considerations of sport on ideas from philosophy more generally. Thus it sketches, for example, the contrast between rules and principles, an account of the occasion-sensitivity of understanding, and the place of normative and motivating reasons within practical reasoning. Sport, Rules and Values represents a distinctive conception, both of sport and of its philosophical investigation, which will appeal to all those with an interest in philosophy and ethics of sport.

Phenomenology and Pedagogy in Physical Education

Author: Oyvind Standal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317689119

Category: Education

Page: 168

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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 offer a philosophically-sound investigation of phenomenological perspectives on pedagogy in physical education. The book argues that phenomenology offers a particularly interesting theoretical approach to physical education because of the closely embodied relationship between the knowledge object (the actions, activities and practices of movement) and the knowing subject (the pupil). Drawing on the work of key phenomenological thinkers but also exploring the implications of this work for teaching practice, the book helps to illuminate our understanding of important concepts in physical education such as practical knowledge, skill acquisition, experience and ethics. This is fascinating reading for any serious student or researcher working in physical education or the philosophy or sociology of sport.

Philosophy of Physical Activity Education (Including Educational Sport)

Author: Earle F. Zeigler,F. Zeigler Earle F. Zeigler

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426925328

Category: Education

Page: 332

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Philosophy of Physical Activity Education (Including Educational Sport) is designed to help you develop an early philosophic perspective of physical activity education, including educational sport. In the process you will also come to understand selected aspects of the field's historical background as a developing academic field and discipline. The field is called sport and physical education in the United States currently. However, as we move along in the 21st century, it is still designated as physical and health education in Canada. The term used most often to name the field worldwide is physical education and sport. Despite its obvious importance, there has been a gradual decline of physical activity education philosophy, including educational sport, within the professional curricula of physical activity educators and coaches. This appears to have taken place since the adoption in the 1970s of an almost pure analytic philosophical approach to the detriment of almost any applied philosophic endeavor. As you develop an understanding about your chosen life work, the author hopes that you, as a prospective professional educator, will be stimulated to examine yourself and your beliefs more carefully than ever before. If you will do this conscientiously, the result will be an under-girding personal philosophy that is sound, consistent, and logical.