Sport, Rules and Values Philosophical Investigations into the Nature of Sport

ISBN-10: 0415329647
ISBN-13: 9780415329644
Authors: Graham McFee
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Sport, Rules and Valuespresents a philosophical perspective on some issues concerning the character of sport. Central questions for the text are motivated from real life sporting examples as described in newspaper reports. For instance, the (supposed) subjectivity of umpiring decisions is explored via an examination of the judging ice-skating at the Salt Lake City Olympic Games of 2002. Throughout, the presentation is rich in concrete cases from sporting situations, including baseball, football, and soccer. While granting the constitutive nature of the rules of sport, discussion focuses on three broad uses commonly urged for rules: in defining sport; in judging or assessing sport (as…    
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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Routledge Number of pages: 224 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.748 lbs. Language: English