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Should Philosophy of Sport Matter More?

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While the philosophy of sport has registered significant gains in stature over the past 40 years, and while its future looks bright quite apart from any enhanced interventions by ourselves, I suggest that the philosophy of sport should still matter more. The achievement of this end, I argue, can be expedited by heeding Spinoza's philosophy of unity, Merleau-Ponty's emphasis on embodiment, and Dewey's focus on the aesthetics of experience. While other philosophers and their works might be used for the same purpose, I claim that it would be difficult to find three more accommodating allies. The major portion of the essay is devoted to defending this assertion.
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49
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1
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5-12
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1 - 10 - 2010
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16 - 12 - 2010
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  • Penn State University, USA
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_v10141-010-0013-1
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