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Philosophies, Open Access Journal | Special Issue, “Philosophical Issues in Sport Science”, edited by Emily Ryall
This special issue brings together scholars working on philosophical problems in sport to provide a collection of articles focused on philosophical problems in sport science. Whilst there are notable published articles on philosophical problems in sport science, there has been no single edited collection of work in this area. As such, this special issue aims to contribute to this neglected area in the 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. Editor’s pick from the current issue: MOUNTAINEERING, MYTH AND THE MEANING OF LIFE: PSYCHOANALYSING ALPINISM by Rufus Duits.
A 2018 issue of Sport in Society ending up as a 2019 anthology from Routledge is not exactly startling, and in this case, as in many others, it seems like a good way to keep Important issues alive in the academic debate. Ethical Concerns in Sport Governance, edited by Souvik Naha & David Hassan gets a rather favorable review from Pam Sailors, who, nonetheless, is quite pessimistic regarding the potential for improvement.
Unsurprisingly, the Royal Institute of Philosophy’s 2012-2013 lecture series was organized around issues in sport. At long last we got round to asking Pam R. Sailors for a review of the book that ensued, Philosophy and Sport, edited by Anthony O’Hear (Cambridge UP), which was good because, as Pam shows most eloquently, it’s quite a valuable collection of essays.
Pam Sailors finds a useful metaphor in the Swiss army knife when reviewing Ethics and Governance in Sport: The future of sport imagined, edited by Yves Vanden Auweele, Elaine Cook & Jim Parry (Routledge) – both are brilliantly designed, with many small and useful implements/chapters, but one requires sturdier stuff in order to construct big houses or conceive and conduct in-depth studies of sports.
To promote gender equality in sport, is sex integrated sports the way to go? Food for thoughts on this topic is provided in Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture: Promises and Pitfalls, edited by Channon, Dashper, Fletcher & Lake (Routledge). Our reviewer is Mark Brooke, whose thinking on the matter was greatly stimulated by the various contributions in this volume.
Annals of Leisure Research publishes refereed articles which promote the development of research and scholarship in leisure studies. Annals is aimed at an international readership and seeks theoretical or applied articles which cover any topic within the broad area of leisure studies.
Sport, Ethics and Philosophy publishes high quality articles from a wide variety of philosophical traditions, and is particularly open to essays of applied philosophy that engage with issues or practice, policy and scholarship concerning the nature and values of sports.
The anthology Defining Sport: Conceptions and Borderlines is the first title in a new series from Lexington Books, Studies in Philosopy of Sport. The series editor is Shawn E. Klein, and Dr. Klein is also the editor of this interesting anthology, which is reviewed here by Anne Tjønndal.
Kenneth Aggerholm has read Cesar R. Torres’ edited volume The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport, where a number of proficient scholars converge and contribute to what amounts to a truly good companion.