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Philosophy of Sport

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[New Entry by John William Devine and Francisco Javier Lopez Frias on February 4, 2020.] While sport has been practised since pre-historic times, it is a relatively new subject of systematic philosophical enquiry. Indeed, the philosophy of sport as an academic sub-field dates back only to the 1970s. Yet, in this short time, it has grown into a vibrant area of philosophical research that promises both to deepen our understanding of sport and to inform sports practice. Recent controversies at the elite and professional level have highlighted the...

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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