History of Philosophy of Sport
Numerous longer and more in-depth histories of the philosophy of sport have been written in the last five years. Seven articles in the 2010(2) The Journal of Philosophy of Sport were dedicated to the history of sport philosophy around the world: all of which built on Kretchmar’s earlier work on the philosophy of sport history in North America (1997). Two specific and very good short histories of philosophy of sport can be found in Torres’ The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport (2014) and McNamee and Morgan’s Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport (2014).
The present discussion of the history of the philosophy of sport will not revisit what has already been written; rather, the focus will be an overview of the political history and concomitant culture of physical education and athletics and give perspective of how these programs and activities influenced the development of the scholarly study of philosophy of sport.
What Is Philosophy of Sport?
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