- Working Title: “Defining Sport: Contemporary Explorations”
- Publisher: Proposal will be submitted to Lexington Books
- Editor: Shawn E. Klein, PhD; firstname.lastname@example.org
The focus of the book is to bring new scholarly attention to the issues and questions involved in defining and explaining the nature of sport. There are several classic works that treat these issues, but with the growth of the philosophy of sport a renewed focus on how to define and conceptualize sport is needed.
- Analyses of common approaches to defining sport (or related concepts such as competition or athlete) in the philosophy of sport literature. (E.g. Bernard Suits, essentialism, formalism, interpretivism, and externalism.)
- New approaches to defining sport (and related concepts).
- Examination of borderline cases (e.g. Motor Sports; Animal Sports, cyber-sports, fantasy sports)
- Analysis of problematic cases ( e.g violent/blood sports)
- Discussions of methodological differences between philosophy and other disciplines in terms…
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