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    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Volume 17, 2023, Issue 2

    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy is an international peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research contributions to scientific knowledge. It publishes high quality articles from a wide variety of philosophical traditions. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Patriarchy in Disguise: Burke on Pike and World Rugby by Miroslav Imbrišević.

    Well-written and well-argued contribution to sport philosophy

    In Sport Realism: A Law-Inspired Theory of Sport (Lexington Books) Aaron Harper defends a new theory of sport – sport realism – to show how rules, traditions, and officiating decisions define the way sport is played. He argues that sport realis best explains how players, coaches, officials, and fans participate in sport. Gunnar Breivik’s knowledgeable review draws on sport philosophy’s historical background and offers a nuanced view of Harper’s endeavors, and concludes that the book is a vital input into an important and necessary discussion.

    Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Volume 49, 2022, Issue 1

    The Journal of the Philosophy of Sport provides a forum for discussion of philosophical issues – metaphysical, ethical, epistemological, aesthetic, or otherwise – arising in sport, games, play, dance, embodiment, and other motor-related activities. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Sex and gender in sport categorization: aiming for terminological clarity by Irena Martínková, Taryn Knox, Lynley Anderson & Jim Parry.

    Well written, well-argued and accessible introduction to the philosophy of sport

    In his new book A Philosopher Looks at Sport (Cambridge UP), Stephen Mumford introduces the reader to a host of philosophical topics found in sport, and argues that sports activities reflect diverse human experiences – including important values that we continue to contest. Our reviewer is philosophy professor Gunnar Breivik, and, some differences of opinion notwithstanding, he deems Mumfords non-technical and relatively short book a good place to start for people interested in deeper aspects of sports than one finds in the media.

    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Volume 15, 2021, Issue 3

    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy is an international peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research contributions to scientific knowledge. It publishes high quality articles from a wide variety of philosophical traditions. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘Richness in Ends, Simpleness in Means!’ on Arne Naess’s Version of Deep Ecological Friluftsliv and Its Implications for Outdoor Activities by Gunnar Breivik (open access).

    Sport in Society, Volume 24, 2021, Issue 7

    Academics in various disciplines are writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘‘Masters of your fate and the captains of your soul’: media representations of the 2018 Invictus Games by Peter English, Bridie Kean, Simone Pearce, Timothy Peters, Katy Kirby & Angela Calder.

    A philosophical look at the multifaceted phenomenon of surfing

    Daniel Brennan is an assistant professor of philosophy at Bond University, Australia, as well as an experienced surfer, and he has authored a book that brings these two fields together, Surfing and the Philosophy of Sport (Lexington Books). Gunnar Breivik, our reviewer of his book, is a professor of philosophy at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences but, he reveals, not a surfer. He likes Brennan’s book; it offers many interesting insights into the complex phenomenon of surfing.

    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Volume 14, 2020, Issue 2

    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy is an international peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research contributions to scientific knowledge. It publishes high quality articles from a wide variety of philosophical traditions. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: PRENATAL PARANOIA: AN ANALYSIS OF THE BUMPY LANDSCAPE FOR THE PREGNANT ATHLETE by Charlene Weaving.

    Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Volume 46, 2019, Issue 3

    The Journal of the Philosophy of Sport provides a forum for discussion of philosophical issues – metaphysical, ethical, epistemological, aesthetic, or otherwise – arising in sport, games, play, dance, embodiment, and other motor-related activities. Special Section: Sport, Narrative, and Drama.

    Knowledge between skill, talent and training in sport: Philosophical voices on the twist of nature and culture

    In this hardcover representation of a 2016 special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Norwegian philosopher Gunnar Breivik leads a pack of mostly Scandinavian sport philosophy scholars in a discussion of the role of skills, knowledge and intentionality in sporting contexts. Mikael Lindfelt har read Skills, Knowledge and Expertise in Sport (Routledge) and helps us unravel the main threads in a volume of solid philosophy.
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