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Blending historical grounding and philosophical insights regarding sport and physical activity, History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity covers the historical and philosophical dimensions of the study of human movement. This cross-disciplinary text shows how theory in the humanities can affect professional practice. The author team, R. Scott Kretchmar, Mark Dyreson, Matthew P. Llewellyn, and John Gleaves, offers philosophical and ethical analyses alongside explorations of changes in culture. The text follows a chronology of human movement from our origins as hunter-gatherers to the present. The authors blend their specific areas of expertise to present a thorough integration of philosophy and history, capitalizing on the strengths of both disciplines. History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity examines sport and physical activity as a social force. Each chapter provides a historical scaffolding that leads into philosophical discussions about the issues raised. The content is compelling, effective, and accessible for readers. Student exercise sidebars allow students to explore questions as they go, especially in relating philosophical inquiry to historical events. Historical profile sidebars throughout the chapters allow students to gain greater insight into historical figures and events. Ancillaries include an instructor guide, a presentation package, and a test package to help instructors make the most of the historical, philosophical, anthropological, and sociological issues presented in the book. History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity is designed to reduce any gap that might exist between good ideas and sound professional behavior. Historical lessons and philosophical analyses are seamlessly integrated. Readers will understand the intersection of history, culture, ideals, ethics, and professional practice from sport’s leading philosophers and historians.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: R. Scott Kretchmar
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release: 2018-10-30
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781492585824

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Kretchmar, R. Scott
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release: 2017-06-01
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781492549093

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History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport traces the essentials of the history and the philosophical underpinnings of kinesiology to provide students with foundational knowledge within the discipline. The text covers prehistoric physical activity through 21st century sports and physical education, as well as ethics, epistemology, and aesthetics. It prepares students for further study within the discipline and encourages them to consider their place in the history of

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Author: Nancy Kane
Publisher:
Release: 2019-10-24
File: 298 Pages
ISBN-13: 1516577450

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The publication of this book was initiated because of the pressing need to examine in greater detail the moral and ethical questions posed by competitive athletics. The thirty-seven articles, many of them published here for the first time, constitute an indispensable resource for anyone involved in sport and physical activity.

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Genre: Education
Author: Pasquale Galasso
Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
Release: 1988
File: 409 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000014908613

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Genre: Physical education and training
Author: Robert A. Mechikoff
Publisher:
Release: 2002
File: 379 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015060395368

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There are a broad variety of sex and gender resonances in sport, from the clash of traditional ideas of femininity and athleticism represented by female athletes, to the culture of homophobia in mainstream male sport. Despite the many sociological and cultural volumes addressing these subjects, this collection is the first to focus on the philosophical writings that they have inspired. The editors have selected twelve of the most thought-provoking philosophical articles on these subjects from the past thirty years, to create a valuable and much needed resource. Written by established experts from all over the world, the essays in this collection cover four major themes: sport and the construction of the female objectification and the sexualization of sport homophobia sex boundaries: obstruction, naturalization and opposition. The book gathers a broad range of philosophical viewpoints on gender in sport into one unique source, subjecting the philosophical origins and characteristics of some of the most controversial topics in sport to rigorous scrutiny. With a balance of male and female contributors from both sides of the Atlantic, and a comprehensive introduction and postscript to contextualize the source material, Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity is essential reading for all students of the philosophy of sport, sport and gender, and feminist philosophy.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Paul Davis
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2009-09-10
File: 212 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134023271

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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.

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Genre: Education
Author: Robert Scott Kretchmar
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release: 2005
File: 303 Pages
ISBN-13: 0736001417

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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.

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Genre: Physical education and training
Author: Robert Scott Kretchmar
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Release: 1994-01-01
File: 281 Pages
ISBN-13: 0873226194

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The discipline area of physical education has historically struggled for legitimacy, sometimes being seen as a non-serious pursuit in educational terms compared to other subjects within the school curriculum. This book represents the first attempt in nearly thirty years to offer a coherent philosophical defence and conceptualisation of physical education and sport as subjects of educational value, and to provide a philosophically sound justification for their inclusion in the curriculum. The book argues that rather than relegating the body to “un-thinking” learning, a person’s essential being is not confined to their rationality but involves an embodied dimension. It traces the changing conceptions of the body, in philosophy and theology, that have influenced our understanding of physical education and sport, and investigates the important role that embodiment and movement play in learning about, through and in physical education. Physical education is defended as a vital and necessary part of education because the whole person goes to school, not just the mind, but the thinking, feeling and acting facets of a person. It is argued that physical education has the potential to provide a multitude of experiences and opportunities for students to become aware of their embodiment, explore alternative modes of awareness and to develop insights into and new modes of being not available elsewhere in the curriculum, and to influence moral character through the support of a moral community that is committed to that practice. Representing a sophisticated and spirited defence of the educational significance and philosophical value of physical education and sport, this book will be fascinating reading for any advanced student or researcher with an interest in physical education, the philosophy of sport or the philosophy of education.

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Genre: Education
Author: Steven A. Stolz
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-07-11
File: 212 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317647423

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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.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Heather Reid
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2012
File: 251 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780742570610

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