Watching Sport by Stephen Mumford

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  • Title: Watching Sport
  • Author: Stephen Mumford
  • Category: Sports activities
  • Date: March 2013
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 203807111


Ebook description:

Can we watch sport for pure dumb leisure? Whereas some folks would possibly accomplish that, Stephen Mumford argues that it may be watched in different methods. Sport will be each a topic of excessive aesthetic values and a sound supply for our ethical training. The philosophy of sport has tended to deal with participation, however this ebook as a substitute examines the philosophical points round watching sport. Removed from being a passive expertise, we are able to all form the way in which that we see sport. Delving into parallels with artwork and theatre, this ebook outlines the aesthetic qualities of sport from the incidental great thing about a well-executed soccer move to the enshrined inventive interpretation in carried out sports activities corresponding to ice-skating and gymnastics. It’s argued that the purist actually sees sport differently from the partisan, thus the aesthetic notion of the purist will be validated. The ebook strikes on to look at the ethical classes which might be to be discovered from watching sport, depicting it as a contest of virtues. The morality of sport is demonstrated to be steady with, relatively than separate from, the morality in wider life, and so every can inform the opposite. Watching sport is then acknowledged as a spotlight of profound emotional experiences. Collective emotion is especially thought-about alongside the character of allegiance. Lastly, Mumford considers why we care about sport in any respect. Addressing common themes, this ebook will attraction to a broad viewers throughout philosophical disciplines and sports activities research


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