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    A Critical Note on Sporting Supererogation | A Summary

    In this feature article, Steffen Borge, Professor of Philosophy at Nord University, summarizes his article in Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, in which he discusses supererogation, i.e., a performance beyond the call of duty, in sport, and Alfred Archer’s understanding of the concept. One example of this, claims Archer, is Robbie Fowler denying a penalty decision in his favour. Borge refutes Archer’s claim and argues that there is no such thing as sporting supererogation.

    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).

    Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Volume 48, 2021, Issue 2

    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: A critical note on sporting supererogation by Steffen Borge (open access).

    Penetrating philosophical analysis of the beautiful game

    Steffen Borge, Professor of Philosophy at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, considers the complex nature of football in his new book for Routledge, The Philosophy of Football. We asked Mats Franzén, who previously reviewed Gunter Gebauers Das Leben in 90 Minuten: Eine Philosophie des Fussballs for us, to read and review Borge’s book as well, and he finds that Borge’s erudite efforts deepens our understanding of football.

    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Volume 13, 2019, Issue 3–4 | Bernard Suits’ Legacy: New Inspirations and Interpretations

    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 journal is particularly open to essays of applied philosophy that engage with issues or practice, policy and scholarship concerning the nature and values of sports.
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