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    Sport Scholar Profile | Joseph D Lewandowski, University of Central Missouri

    Joseph D Lewandowski is a writer, researcher, educator, and avid pugilist. He currently serves as Professor of Philosophy at the University of Central Missouri (USA), and as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. Lewandowski is also an Expert Advisor at the Legatum Institute, a globally oriented London-based think tank devoted to lifting people out of poverty by creating pathways to prosperity.

    Sport After Auschwitz

    In his book Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano (Syracuse University Press), Alan Scott Haft provides the first-hand testimony of his father, Harry Haft, a holocaust victim with a singular story of endurance, desperation, and unrequited love. Joseph D. Lewandowski’s review essay about this “unparalleled work in the history, ethics, and sociology of sport” recounts Harry Haft’s traumatic experiences in Auschwitz and his attempts to turn his life around as a pro boxer in New York after the war.

    Valuable and welcome contribution to the body of scholarly work on boxing

    In On Boxing: Critical Interventions in the Bittersweet Science (Routledge), philosophy professor Joseph Lewandowski, well versed in the noble art of self-defense, offers a philosophical and cultural critique of contemporary boxing in the United States. We asked Anne Tjønndal of Nord University, a seasoned boxer herself, for a review. Some critical points notwithstanding, she finds that Lewandowski’s effort serves to inspire readers to further critical explorations of combat sports. It is, she concludes, a highly enjoyable read for anyone interested in boxing in the US.

    Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Volume 47, 2020, Issue 3 | Special Section: Ancient Philosophy of Sport

    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: PLATO ON WOMEN IN SPORT by Heather Reid.

    Between rounds: the aesthetics and ethics of sixty seconds | A Summary

    The article "Between rounds: the aesthetics and ethics of sixty seconds” by Dr. Joseph D. Lewandowski was published online in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, July 9, 2020. Drawing on work in the philosophy and sociology of sport, Lewandowski explores the complexities and contradictions that inform the minutes between rounds of a professional boxing match in an attempt to make explicit the aesthetics and ethics of pugilistic competition.
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