Forskarprofil | Gunnar Breivik, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences



  • Professor Emeritus


  • Norges idrettshøgskole, Sognsveien 220, Postboks 4014 Ullevål Stadion
    N-0806 Oslo
  • E-mail

Research interests

  • Sport philosophy, sport sociology, sport psychology

Current project

  • Phenomenological analysis of action sports

Selected publications

Doping Games. A game theoretical exploration of doping”, Int.Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol 27 No 3 (1992), pp 235-256
“Personality, psychological states and heart rate in novice and expert parachutists”,Personality and Individual Differences, 25 (1998) 365-380
“Against chance: a causal theory of winning in sport”, I Tannsjö,T & Tamburrini,C. : Values in Sport. Elitism, nationalism, gender equality and the scinetific manufacture of winners, E & FN Spon. London and New York. 2000.04.07. s.141-156
Michael Bar-Eli, Yotam Lurie and Gunnar Breivik (1999) “Rationality in Sport: A Psychophilosophical Approach”, In: Ronnie Lidor, Michael Bar-Eli (eds.) Sport Psychology: Linking Theory and Practice.  Fitness. Information Technology, Morgantown. USA. pp. 35-58.
“Ekstremsport og risikotaking som sosiologisk og samfunnsmessig fenomen”, I Ørnulf Seippel (red.) Idrettens bevegelser. Sosiologiske studier av idrett i et moderne samfunn, Novus Forlag. Oslo 2002. s.154-179


Ekstremsport – et senmoderne fenomen? (artikel 041214)
Upplevelser och lärande i äventyrssport och skola Johan Arnegård Stockholm: HLS Förlag 2006 (recension 060830)
Sport Colin McGinn Durham, Co. Durham: Acumen Publishing 2008 (recension 100512)
Exercise and Eating Disorders: An Ethical and Legal Analysis Simona Giordano Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2010 (recension 101124)
Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue Heather L. Reid Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (recension 120328)
Elite-Bildung: An Existential-Phenomenological Study of Talents Developing in Football Kenneth Aggerholm Århus: Århus University 2012 (recension 140318)
Sport og etik: En moralfilosofisk analyse af sporten Rasmus Bysted Møller Århus: Aarhus Universitet 2013 (recension 140411)
Talent Development, Existential Philosphy and Sport: On becoming an elite athlete Kenneth Aggerholm Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (recension 150910)
On Sport and the Philosophy of Sport: A Wittgensteinian approach Graham McFee Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (recension 160304)
History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity R. Scott Kretchmar, Mark Dyreson, Matthew P. Llewellyn & John Gleaves Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2017 (recension 180214)
Surfing and the Philosophy of Sport Daniel Brennan Lanham, MD: Lexington Books 2021 (recension 210624)
A Philosopher Looks at Sport Stephen Mumford Cambridge, Cambs: Cambridge University Press 2021 (recension 211221)

Published 2014-03-18 | Updated 2023-04-18

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