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  1. Games, Sports, and Play: Philosophical Essays. [REVIEW]Christopher C. Yorke - forthcoming - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 45 (2):1-6.
    Thomas Hurka’s Games, Sports, and Play is a collection of essays with two seemingly cohesive aims. It is intended to be both a conference proceeding focused on the work of the late Bernard Suit...
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  2. Sport Realism: A Law-Inspired Theory of Sport.Aaron Harper - 2022 - Lanham, MD, USA: Lexington Books.
    Aaron Harper defends a new theory of sport—sport realism—focusing on sport operations and the decisions made by sports officials like umpires and referees. Sport realism offers an explanation of sport as it is played, along with normative assessment of ethical issues in sport like cheating and rules disputes.
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  3. Setting the Record Straight: A Defense of Vacating Wins in Response to Rules Violations.Seth Bordner & Chase Wrenn - 2021 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 48 (2):169-185.
    ABSTRACT Sometimes, teams or players violate the rules of their leagues or associations. And sometimes, their leagues or associations respond by striking their wins from the official record. Especially in American college sports governed by the NCAA, this practice of vacating results is unpopular and widely decried. It should not be. Vacating wins can be an appropriate response to rules violations in higher-order competitions in the same way that it can be appropriate to call back a scoring play due to (...)
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  4. On the Ranking of Teams.Stephen Kershnar & James Delaney - 2021 - Philosophia 50 (2):567-579.
    In this paper, we argue that in a possible world there is a determinate ranking of teams. Our argument rests on the premise: In theory, nothing prevents a determinate better than ranking. This premise in turn rests on assumptions with regard to stipulations regarding ‘better than’ and nature of a competition as well as a right answer theory of interpretation. We then speculate that in some actual leagues in some years, there were determinate rankings. We consider objections that focus on (...)
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  5. On the Philosophical Definition of Human Play Using the Tools of Qualitative Content Analysis.Felix Lebed - 2021 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 15 (1):103-121.
    Formulating a metaphysical definition of human play faces three main difficulties. First, for many years the very possibility, or need, for such a definition has been questioned. Second, very often...
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  6. A Stoic Critique of Contemporary Sport.Michael W. Austin - 2020 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 47 (3):330-343.
    In this paper, I examine two contemporary models of sport, the Martial/Commercial Model and the Aesthetic/Recreational Model, from the perspective of Stoic philosophy. Drawing on the writ...
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  7. Does Play Constitute the Good Life? Suits and Aristotle on Autotelicity and Living Well.Francisco Javier Lopez Frías - 2020 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 47 (2):168-182.
    Bernard Suits’ account of play as an autotelic activity has been greatly influential in the philosophy of sport. Suits borrows the notion of ‘autotelicity’ from Aristotle’s ethics, formulating diff...
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  8. Psychoanalyzing the Grasshopper: Society, Work and Repressed Play in Suits’ Riddle.Francisco Javier Lopez Frias - 2020 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 15 (2):251-265.
    In this article, I draw on psychoanalysis to provide a novel understanding of Suits’ theory of games by analyzing the riddle in the Grasshopper’s recurring dream, which Suits presents in his semina...
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  9. Games, Sports, and Play: Philosophical Essays [Review]. [REVIEW]Christopher C. Yorke - 2020 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 47 (3):482-487.
    Thomas Hurka’s Games, Sports, and Play is a collection of essays with two seemingly cohesive aims. It is intended to be both (1) a conference proceeding focused on the work of the late Bernard Suits and (2) a printing of the first posthumously released original work by Suits in the thirteen years since his passing. I evaluate how well the book functions in each of its intended purposes, and offer a justification of my conclusion that – despite being an excellent (...)
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  10. Rules, Standards, and the Video Assistant Referee in Football.Jan Zglinski - 2020 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 16 (1):3-19.
    Introduced with the hope of reducing refereeing errors and increasing “football justice”, the Video Assistant Referee has attracted much criticism from players and spectators alike. Drawing o...
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  11. Grasping the Phenomenology of Sporting Bodies.John Hockey & Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson - 2018 - In Senses and Sensation: Critical and Primary Sources. London, UK:
    Abstract The last two decades have witnessed a vast expansion in research and writing on the sociology of the body and on issues of embodiment. Indeed, both sociology in general and the sociology of sport specifically have well heeded the long-standing and vociferous calls ‘to bring the body back in’ to social theory. It seems particularly curious therefore that the sociology of sport has to-date addressed this primarily at a certain abstract, theoretical level, with relatively few accounts to be found (...)
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  12. Why Olympia Matters for Modern Sport.Heather L. Reid - 2017 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 44 (2):159-173.
    From the modern scientific perspective, Olympia is a ruin at the far end of a fading sense of history that represents little more than the origins from which sport has continuously evolved. Quantitative measurements show continued increases in human performance, equipment efficiency and funding. But some question this athletic evolution. We worry about qualitative issues, such as virtue, meaning and beauty. The source of this contrast is a difference in values: Olympic vs. Efficiency values. Such values establish an ethos in (...)
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  13. Reflections on the Presence of Play in University Arts and Athletics.Aaron Harper - 2016 - Reason Papers 38 (1):38-50.
    Recent work has explored the extent to which intercollegiate athletics even belong at the university or meet the university’s mission. Just as play seems evident in athletics, it is also present in music, art, and theater. While these programs are popular targets when discussing possible cuts, few question their legitimacy at the university. In this article I argue that the justification for retaining the extracurricular status of intercollegiate sports should be based on their being especially playful. Indeed, on the basis (...)
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  14. “You’Re the Best Around”: An Argument for Playoffs and Tournaments.Aaron Harper - 2016 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 43 (2):295-309.
    Recent articles, including those by Dixon and Torres and Hager, criticize tournament playoffs, primarily for reasons of fairness and integrity. Many suggest that playoff and tournament prominence reflect monetary and entertainment interests rather than the pursuit of athletic excellence. Nevertheless, tournament playoffs are increasingly popular. While the concerns are serious, in this paper I defend the overlooked value of playoffs and tournaments. Playoff critics employ too narrow a conception of the best team and too limited a view of excellence. Rather, (...)
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  15. Precis of Games: Agency as Art.C. Thi Nguyen - manuscript
    Games are a distinctive form of art — and very different from many traditional arts. Games work in the medium of agency. Game designers don’t just tell stories or create environments. They tell us what our abilities will be in the game. They set our motivations, by setting the scoring system and specifying the win-conditions. Game de-signers sculpt temporary agencies for us to occupy. And when we play games, we adopt these designed agencies, submerging ourselves in them, and taking on (...)
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