The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport is a landmark publication in sport studies. It goes further than any book has before in tracing the contours of the discipline of the philosophy of sport and in surveying the core themes, approaches and theories that form its disciplinary fabric. The book explores the ways in which an understanding of philosophy can inform our understanding of important prevailing issues in sport. Edited by two of the most significant figures in the development of the philosophy of sport, Mike McNamee and Bill Morgan, and with contributions from many of the world’s leading sport philosophers, this is an invaluable companion reference volume for any course in the social scientific study of sport, and an essential addition to the bookshelf of any serious scholar of the philosophy and/or ethics of sport.

part I|2 pages

Philosophical approaches to the conceptualization of sport

chapter 1|11 pages

Formalism and Sport

chapter 2|13 pages

Internalism and Sport

chapter 3|18 pages

Conventionalism and Sport

chapter 4|15 pages

An Institutional Theory of Sport

part II|2 pages

Philosophical theories and sport

chapter 5|12 pages

Aesthetics of Sport

chapter 6|17 pages

Bioethics and Sport

chapter 8|16 pages

Epistemology and Sport

chapter 9|11 pages

Ethics and Sports

chapter 12|14 pages

Phenomenology and Sport

chapter 13|15 pages

Philosophy of Mind and Sport

chapter 14|11 pages

Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Sport

chapter 15|20 pages

The Radical Critique of Sport

chapter 16|17 pages

Religion, Theology and Sport

chapter 17|19 pages

Sport as a Legal System

chapter 18|13 pages

Metaphysics and Sport

part III|2 pages

Key issues and themes in the philosophy of sport

chapter 19|13 pages


chapter 21|18 pages

Doping and Anti-Doping

An inquiry into the meaning of sport

chapter 22|18 pages

Fair Play

chapter 27|15 pages

Sport, Commerce and the Market