Olympic Ethics and Philosophy

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Author: Mike McNamee,Jim Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317980514

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in Olympic marketing and sponsorship, the preservation and corruption of Olympism, the underlying ideology of the Olympic Games, the inequalities of perception in ability and disability as it informs our understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and comparisons between ancient and modern interpretations of the meaning and significance of the Olympic Games. This book will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of sports, as well as to the sporting public who simply want to know more about the grounding ideas behind the greatest show on earth. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

The Olympics and Philosophy

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Author: Heather L. Reid,Michael W. Austin

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813140714

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

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It is said the champions of the ancient Olympic Games received a crown of olive leaves, symbolizing a divine blessing from Nike, the winged goddess of victory. While the mythology of the ancient games has come to exemplify the highest political, religious, community, and individual ideals of the time, the modern Olympic Games, by comparison, are widely known as an international, bi-annual sporting event where champions have the potential to earn not only glory for their country, but lucrative endorsement deals and the perks of worldwide fame. The Olympics and Philosophy examines the Olympic Movement from a variety of theoretical perspectives to uncover the connection between athleticism and philosophy for a deeper appreciation of the Olympic Pillars of Sport, Environment, and Culture. While today's Olympic champions are neither blessed by the gods nor rewarded with wreaths of olive, the original spirit and ancient ideals of the Olympic Movement endure in its modern embodiment. Editors Heather L. Reid and Michael W. Austin have assembled a team of international scholars to explore topics such as the concept of excellence, ethics, doping, gender, and race. Interweaving ancient and modern Olympic traditions, The Olympics and Philosophy considers the philosophical implications of the Games' intersection with historical events and modern controversy in a unique analysis of tradition and the future of the Olympiad.

Leisure, Culture and the Olympic Games

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Author: John Horne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113492304X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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This edited collection contains six refreshing critical assessments of the leisure-sport relationship from societies that have staged the Olympic and Paralympic Games and contains valuable information for those who live in societies that aspire to host the Games. The collection begins and ends with discussions of the Olympic Games as a platform for protest. The first and last chapters consider the changing political relationships from 1968 in Mexico City, when one of the most politically-charged gestures ever made by athletes took place, and the campaigns surrounding the ethical responsibilities of those hosting the Olympics in London in 2012. Other chapters consider the sociocultural legacy of the Seoul Olympics, assess the likely regeneration legacies of the London 2012 Games, examine the relationship between hosting societies and indigenous cultures and analyse the effectiveness and appeal of Olympic mascots. This collection provides not just insight into the past and present effects of the Olympic and Paralympic Games but also offers readers the opportunity to reflect upon and consider the impact of these sports mega-events on their everyday lives. This book was published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.

Olympische Erziehung

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Author: Roland Naul

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 3898991423

Category:

Page: 162

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In fünf Teilen und zehn Kapiteln wird dargelegt, warum und weshalb trotz aktueller Probleme in der Olympischen Bewegung der Olympische Gedanke für alle eine Herausforderung für eine moderne Sporterziehung darstellt. Es werden pädagogische und didaktische Grundlagen für eine Olympische Erziehung vorgestellt, die vor allem motorisches Können und moralisches Handeln im Sport und im alltäglichen Leben wieder zusammenbringen müssen - im Denken, im Lernen und im Handeln von Kindern und Jugendlichen, aber auch bei Erwachsenen.

The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport

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Author: Cesar R. Torres

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408182580

Category: Philosophy

Page: 476

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The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport features specially commissioned essays from a team of leading international scholars. The book, by providing an overview of the advances in the philosophical understanding of sport (and related practices), serves as a measure of the development of the philosophy of sport but it also constitutes an expression of the discipline's state of the art. The book includes a critical analysis of the historical development of philosophic ideas about sport, three essays on the research methods typically used by sport philosophers, twelve essays that address vital issues at the forefront of key research areas, as well as four essays on topics of future disciplinary concern. The book also includes a glossary of key terms and concepts, an essay on resources available to researchers and practitioners, an essay on careers opportunities in the discipline, and an extensive annotated bibliography of key literature.

Das antike Olympia

Götter, Spiel und Kunst

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Author: Ulrich Sinn

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406515583

Category: Olympic games (Ancient)

Page: 276

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Ethics and Sport in Europe

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Author: Dominique Bodin,Gaelle Sempé

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287170774

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 195

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Defending ethics in sport is vital in order to combat the problems of corruption, violence, drugs, extremism and other forms of discrimination it is currently facing. Sport reflects nothing more and nothing less than the societies in which it takes place. However, if sport is to continue to bring benefits for individuals and societies, it cannot afford to neglect its ethical values or ignore these scourges. The major role of the Council of Europe and the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) in addressing the new challenges to sports ethics was confirmed by the 11th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport, held in Athens on 11 and 12 December 2008. A political impetus was given on 16 June 2010 by the Committee of Ministers, with the adoption of an updated version of the Code of Sports Ethics (Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)9), emphasising the requisite co-ordination between governments and sports organisations. The EPAS prepared the ministerial conference and stepped up its work in an international conference organised with the University of Rennes, which was attended by political leaders, athletes, researchers and officials from the voluntary sector. The key experiences described in the conference and the thoughts that it prompted are described in this publication. All the writers share the concern that the end result should be practical action - particularly in terms of the setting of standards - that falls within the remit of the EPAS and promotes the Council of Europe's core values.

Ethics and Governance in Sport

The future of sport imagined

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Author: Yves Vanden Auweele,Elaine Cook,Jim Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317394372

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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What is, or what should be, the function of sport in a globalized, commercialized world? Why does sport matter in the 21st century? In Ethics and Governance in Sport: the future of sport imagined, an ensemble of leading international experts from across the fields of sport management and ethics calls for a new model of sport that goes beyond the traditional view that sport automatically encourages positive physical, psychological, social, moral and political values. Acknowledging that sport is beset by poor practice, corruption, and harmful behaviors, it explores current issues in sport ethics, governance and development, considering how good governance and the positive potentials of sport can be implemented in a globalized sporting landscape. Ethics and Governance in Sport suggests a future model of sport governance based on well substantiated projections, and argues that identifying the root causes of harmful behavior, those things that are characteristic of sport, and engaging sport managers, policy makers and leaders of sport organizations, is essential if sport is to thrive. The book’s interdisciplinary examination of sport, encompassing philosophy, sociology, economics, management and sport development, and its forward-looking approach makes it important reading for advanced students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in the place and development of modern sport. Its clear messages invite self-reflection and discussion, especially within sports organizations.

The Philosophy of Ang Lee

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Author: Robert Arp,Adam Barkman,James McRae

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813141664

Category: Philosophy

Page: 303

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Ang Lee (b. 1954) has emerged as one of cinema's most versatile, critically acclaimed, and popular directors. Known for his ability to transcend cultural and stylistic boundaries, Lee has built a diverse oeuvre that includes films about culture clashes and globalization (Eat Drink Man Woman, 1994, and The Wedding Banquet, 1993), a period drama (Sense and Sensibility, 1995), a martial arts epic (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000), a comic book action movie (Hulk, 2003), and an American western (Brokeback Mountain, 2005). The Philosophy of Ang Lee draws from both Eastern and Western philosophical traditions to examine the director's works. The first section focuses on Taoist, Confucian, and Buddhist themes in his Chinese-language films, and the second examines Western philosophies in his English-language films; but the volume ultimately explores how Lee negotiates all of these traditions, strategically selecting from each in order to creatively address key issues. With interest in this filmmaker and his work increasing around the release of his 3-D magical adventure The Life of Pi (2012), The Philosophy of Ang Lee serves as a timely investigation of the groundbreaking auteur and the many complex philosophical themes that he explores through the medium of motion pictures.

Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport

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Author: Heather Reid

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742570622

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport begins with the history of sport, delves into both the metaphysics and ethics of sport, and also addresses dimensions of the social and political elements of sport. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of sport with a straightforward layout that professors can plan and build their courses around.

Moving Beyond Boundaries in Disability Studies

Rights, Spaces and Innovations

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Author: Michele Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135743037

Category: Education

Page: 176

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What challenges are posed by changing transnational trends, agendas and movements that affect disabled people’s lives, and what can disabled people, their representative organisations and their governments do to advance the agenda for self-determination and inclusion? This book draws together the writing of academics and activists to depict the experience and perspective of disabled people in relation to a range of contemporary social changes, with a focus firmly on ways in which disabled people and their allies can act to counter disabling policies and practices. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on disabled people’s own voices and activism as the critical driver of theoretical critique and practical change. Chapters address a wide range of cultural, institutional and personal arenas to explore and contest the boundaries that disabled people seek to move beyond, from cross-border labour movements in Korea to experience of day services in England, from continuing and long-lasting realities of wars in Lebanon, Cambodia and Somalia to the beauty of harmony in Navajo traditions for understanding disability, from collective activism to individual participation in the Olympics. This book is recommended reading for students, researchers and activists interested in Disability Studies and is directly relevant to policy makers and practitioners in a position to reshape rights, spaces and innovations in response to the priorities disabled people feel and articulate are important for their lives. It was originally published as a special issue of Disability & Society.

Ethics in the First Person

A Guide to Teaching and Learning Practical Ethics

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Author: Deni Elliott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742552074

Category: Philosophy

Page: 139

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Wild Flower Meadows and The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Pictures, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London, Olympic Games, London 2012, 5 August. A collection of colour photographs of the Wild Flower Meadows and the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, 5 August 2012Wild Flower MeadowsLondon's commitment to deliver its first sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games is shown not only by The ArcelorMittal orbit visitor attraction but also because, "In the space of just a few years, a predominantly neglected industrial area has been completely transformed as we cleaned and reshaped the land before planting thousands of trees and plants." Dennis Hone, Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority.Blooming by 27 July 2012 to coincide with the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games at Stratford and as part of the area's regeneration with high biodiversity value, a vibrant combination of tickseed, bee-friendly cornflower, corn marigold, star of the veldt from South Africa, Californian poppy and plains coreopsis, changing in colour from yellow and blue in July to gold in August gave a golden hue around the Olympic Stadium in east London.

The Olympics: The Basics

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Author: Andy Miah,Beatriz Garcia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136472908

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy management and economics corruption, terror and activism the rise of human enhancement ethics and environmentalism. This book explores the controversy and the legacy of the Olympics, drawing attention to the deeper values of Olympism, as the Olympic movement’s most valuable intellectual property. This engaging, lively, and often challenging book, is essential reading for newcomers to Olympic studies and offers new insights for Olympic scholars.

Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World

Contests of Virtue

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Author: Heather L. Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317984951

Category: History

Page: 136

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This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and pharaohs in early Egypt and Mesopotamia. It then traces the role of athletics and the Olympic Games in transforming the idea of aristocracy as something acquired by birth to something that can be trained. This idea of training virtue through the techniques and practice of athletics is examined in relation to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Then Roman spectacles such as chariot racing and gladiator games are studied in light of the philosophy of Lucretius, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. The concluding chapter connects the book’s ancient observations with contemporary issues such as the use of athletes as role models, the relationship between money and corruption, the relative worth of participation and spectatorship, and the role of females in sport. The author argues that there is a strong link between sport and philosophy in the ancient world, calling them offspring of common parents: concern about virtue and the spirit of free enquiry. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Ethics and Sport.

Modern sports ethics

a reference handbook

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Author: Angela Lumpkin

Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

ISBN: 9781598841978

Category: Philosophy

Page: 329

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From the Publisher: An examination of both ethical and unethical behaviors in sports designed to help readers analyze the notion that participating in sports builds character. Is it possible to teach lasting values through sports? With coverage that explores the origins of sports, ethical theories as applied to sports, and key moral issues affecting sports throughout history to the present day, Modern Sports Ethics: A Reference Handbook surveys the realm of athletics and its potential as an arena for character development.

Phenomenological Approaches to Sport

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Author: Irena Martínková,Jim Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135757240

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 191

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The study of sport is often thought of simply in terms of the sport sciences. This book explains how a phenomenological approach is capable of revealing the nature and meanings of sport in ways that are beyond the reach of the sciences and how the very concepts required by sport science stand in need of philosophical explanation. The book has a 'didactic' intention, seeking to present and discuss ideas and tools developed in the phenomenological tradition in order to illuminate issues in sport, in such a way as to be understandable for those without any previous knowledge or background. There are clear and straightforward accounts of the ideas of central thinkers, such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Patočka, and applications of central ideas to the analysis of particular issues, such as the nature of risk sports, the feint in football, the problem of the instant replay, the role of the sport psychologist, the idea of 'bodily perception', and the concept of 'transhumanism' in relation to performance enhancement. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Sport and Spirituality

An Introduction

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Author: Jim Parry,Simon Robinson,Nick Watson,Mark Nesti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113413682X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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Sport science can quantify many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sports experience cannot be fully understood through measurement. However, the spiritual experience of sport – be it described as ‘flow’, ‘transcendence’ or the discovery of meaning and value – is central both to our basic motivation to take part in sports, and to achieving success. Sport and Spirituality: An Introduction explores these human aspects of sports experience through the perspectives of sport psychology, philosophy, ethics, theology and religious studies. It includes discussions of: Spirituality in the postmodern era Spirituality, health and well-being Theistic and atheistic perspectives on sport and the spiritual Nature and transcendence – the mystical and sublime in outdoor sport Applied sport psychology and the existential Spiritual perspectives on pain, suffering and destiny Sport, the virtues, ethical development and the spirit of the game The Olympic Games and de Coubertin’s ideas of the ‘religio athletae’. This groundbreaking text will be a valuable resource for students of sport and exercise studies, sports coaching, physical education and sport and health psychology. This book should be read by all those interested in the preparation, performance and well-being of athletes.

A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World

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Author: Robert Mechikoff

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078022715

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

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Mechikoff’s A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education offers an engaging and informative overview of the philosophy of sport from Egypt to Ancient Greece and on to the present time. From Mesoamerica and Ancient Greece to the Olympic Games, the book touches on religion, politics, social movements, and individuals as they contributed to the development of sport and physical education. An extensive array of pedagogical tools--including timelines, comprehensive lists of chapter objectives, suggested websites, and discussion questions--aid the learning experience. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Ethics in Sport

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Author: William J J. Morgan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492586749

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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Ethical and moral dilemmas in sport have not diminished since Ethics in Sport was last published. The need to understand and confront such issues is at a premium, and this latest edition of Ethics in Sport will ground readers in the issues and the stakes involved. Ethics in Sport has long been known as a go-to source that tackles the moral and ethical issues in today’s sport culture. This third edition retains many of the previous editions’ thoughtful and timeless pieces, which speak directly to current issues, while adding 17 new essays to the mix. The inclusion of these new essays reflects the increasing sophistication of the philosophy of sport literature as well as the growth in the field. Together, these essays from well-known authors give students classic and contemporary views of topics where sports and ethics collide. This sweeping anthology of relevant and cutting-edge essays covers a variety of topics, including doping, the use of technology, gender controversies, and much more. The book is organized into five parts, with part I looking at the nature of sport, including its internal values and moral foundations. Part II investigates competition and fair play, including aspects of sportsmanship, winning, cheating, and gamesmanship. Part III examines doping and genetic enhancement in sport, including gene doping, “mechanical doping,” and drug-enhanced performance. In part IV the essays explore gender and sexual equality in sport, including sex segregation and the concept of gender equality. Part V delves into issues of race, spectatorship, and politics, investigating political philosophy as it applies to sports, the fascination with sports heroes, and the ethics of supporting teams. Ethics in Sport, Third Edition, comes with an instructor guide that includes a sample syllabus, sample assignment topics, and answers to the discussion questions to facilitate class conversations. It also offers suggested class assignments for each of the five parts in the book to spur deeper discussion and understanding of the ethical issues presented in the book. With its wealth of new essays, Ethics in Sport keeps you abreast of current ethical issues in sport. As such, this text is ideal for courses in sport ethics and ethics in sport and philosophy. It is also useful as a reference for scholars, researchers, ethicists, sociologists, and philosophers of sport.