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    Sport and Art: An Essay in the Hermeneutics of Sport.Andrew Edgar - unknown
    In this essay I explore the relationship of sport to art. I do not intend to argue that sport is one of the arts. I will rather argue that sport and art have a commonality, in that both are alienated philosophy. This is to propose – in an argument that has its roots in Hegel's aesthetics – that sport and art may both be interpreted as a way of reflecting upon metaphysical and normative issues, albeit in media that are alien (...)
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    Talking About ‘Fairness’ in Football and Politics: The Case of Navad.Hossein Dabbagh & Andrew Edgar - 2020 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 14 (3):401-414.
    We argue that sport in general, and association football in particular, are activities that invite spectators and players alike to talk about them. Using a Wittgensteinian approach, we argued more...
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    Sport and Covid-19.Andrew Edgar - 2021 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 15 (1):1-2.
    My last editorial was written before the world became aware of the covid-19 pandemic, and the impact that it would have on our lives. (Editorials are written some three months before publication, l...
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    The Hermeneutic Challenge of Genetic Engineering: Habermas and the Transhumanists.Andrew Edgar - 2009 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 12 (2):157-167.
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact that developments in transhumanist technologies may have upon human cultures, and to do so by exploring a potential debate between Habermas and the transhumanists. Transhumanists, such as Nick Bostrom, typically see the potential in genetic and other technologies for positively expanding and transcending human nature. In contrast, Habermas is a representative of those who are fearful of this technology, suggesting that it will compound the deleterious effects of the colonisation of (...)
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    Football and the Poetics of Space.Andrew Edgar - unknown
    This paper explores space as a core source of aesthetic pleasure in various codes of football. The paper begins by applying Kant’s distinction between the agreeable and the pleasurable to sport, arguing that the appreciation of sport entails more than just excitement. Pleasure comes from an appreciation of the rules, strategies and history of the game. The significance of the rules of various codes of football in articulating our experience of space will be taken as fundamental to such appreciation. Drawing (...)
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    Sport and Climate Change.Andrew Edgar - 2020 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 14 (1):1-3.
    Volume 14, Issue 1, February 2020, Page 1-3.
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    Football and the Poetics of Space.Andrew Edgar - 2015 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 9 (2):153-165.
    This paper explores space as a core source of aesthetic pleasure in various codes of football. The paper begins by applying Kant’s distinction between the agreeable and the pleasurable to sport, arguing that the appreciation of sport entails more than just excitement. Pleasure comes from an appreciation of the rules, strategies and history of the game. The significance of the rules of various codes of football in articulating our experience of space will be taken as fundamental to such appreciation. Drawing (...)
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    A Comparative Philosophy of Sport and Art: By Paul Taylor, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, £89.99 (Hardback), ISBN 978-3-030-72333-0, £71.50 (E-Book), ISBN 978-3-030-72334-7.Andrew Edgar - 2022 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 49 (1):151-155.
    Paul Taylor’s A Comparative Philosophy of Sport and Art offers an engagingly written overview of key issues in the debates concerning the relationships between, and relative merits of, sport and th...
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    Philosophy of Habermas.Andrew Edgar - 2005 - Acumen Publishing.
    Critical overview of the work of Jurgen Habermas, discussing his contributions to both philosophy and social theory.
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    The Dominance of Big Pharma: Power. [REVIEW]Andrew Edgar - 2013 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (2):295-304.
    The purpose of this paper is to provide a normative model for the assessment of the exercise of power by Big Pharma. By drawing on the work of Steven Lukes, it will be argued that while Big Pharma is overtly highly regulated, so that its power is indeed restricted in the interests of patients and the general public, the industry is still able to exercise what Lukes describes as a third dimension of power. This entails concealing the conflicts of interest (...)
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    A Response to Nordenfelt's “The Varieties of Dignity”.Andrew Edgar - 2004 - Health Care Analysis 12 (2):83-89.
    I respond to Lennart Nordenfelt's analysis of dignity by questioning his attempt to establish an objective standard by which dignity can be determined. I approach this by considering the way in which claims to dignity may be contested and defended. This leads, in the cases of dignity of merit and dignity of moral status, to an apparent relativism. This relativism is checked by further consideration of dignity of identity, and in particular by consideration of the nature of the processes that (...)
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    Habermas: The Key Concepts.Andrew Edgar - 2006 - Routledge.
    An easy-to-use A-Z guide to a body of work that spans philosophy, sociology, politics, law and cultural theory, this is an essential reference guide to one of the most important social theorists of the last century.
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    Best Interest: A Philosophical Critique. [REVIEW]Søren Holm & Andrew Robert Edgar - unknown
    On one conception of "best interest" there can only be one course of action in a given situation that is in a person's best interest. In this paper we will first consider what theories of "best interest" and rational decision-making that can lead to this conclusion and explore some of the less commonly appreciated implications of these theories. We will then move on to consider what ethical theories that are compatible with such a view and explore their implications. In the (...)
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    Professional Values, Aesthetic Values, and the Ends of Trade.Andrew Edgar - 2011 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 14 (2):195-201.
    Professionalism is initially understood as a historical process, through which certain commercial services sought to improve their social status by separating themselves from mere crafts or trades. This process may be traced clearly with the aspiration of British portrait painters, in the eighteenth century, to acquire a social status akin to that of already established professionals, such as clerics and doctors. This may be understood, to a significant degree, as a process of gentrification. The values of the professional thereby lie (...)
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    Integrity and the Moral Complexity of Professional Practice.Andrew Edgar & Stephen Pattison - 2011 - Nursing Philosophy 12 (2):94-106.
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  16. A Hermeneutics of Sport.Andrew Edgar - 2013 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 7 (1):140 - 167.
    (2013). A Hermeneutics of Sport. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy: Vol. 7, Sport and Art: An Essay in the Hermeneutics of Sport, pp. 140-167. doi: 10.1080/17511321.2012.761893.
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    The Aesthetics of Sport.Andrew Edgar - unknown
    The structure of the next three chapters owes much to Kant's four great definitions of ‘beauty’ found with his Critique of Judgement, in the ‘Analytic of the Beautiful’ (1952, §§1–22). The first pa...
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    The Expert Patient: Illness as Practice.Andrew Edgar - 2005 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 8 (2):165-171.
    .This paper responds to the Expert Patient initiative by questioning its over-reliance on instrumental forms of reasoning. It will be suggested that expertise of the patient suffering from chronic illness should not be exclusively seen in terms of a model of technical knowledge derived from the natural sciences, but should rather include an awareness of the hermeneutic skills that the patient needs in order to make sense of their illness and the impact that the illness has upon their sense of (...)
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    The Art of Useless Suffering.Andrew Edgar - 2007 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 10 (4):95-405.
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the role that modernism in the arts might have in articulating the uselessness and incomprehensibility of physical and mental suffering. It is argued that the experience of illness is frequently resistant to interpretation, and as such, it will be suggested, to conventional forms of artistic expression and communication. Conventional narratives, and other beautiful or conventionally expressive aesthetic structures, that presuppose the possibility and desirability of an harmonious and meaningful resolution to conflicts and (...)
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    The Athletic Body.Andrew Edgar - 2018 - Health Care Analysis 26 (3):269-283.
    This paper seeks to explore the attraction and the beauty of the contemporary athletic body. It will be suggested that a body shaped through muscular bulk and definition has come to be seen as aesthetically normative. This body differs from the body of athletes from the early and mid-twentieth century. It will be argued that the contemporary body is not merely the result of advances in sports science, but rather that it is expressive of certain meanings and values. The visual (...)
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    Sportworld.Andrew Edgar - 2013 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 7 (1):30 - 54.
    (2013). Sportworld. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy: Vol. 7, Sport and Art: An Essay in the Hermeneutics of Sport, pp. 30-54. doi: 10.1080/17511321.2013.761881.
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    Prospects for Flourishing in Contemporary Health Care.Stephen Pattison & Andrew Edgar - 2016 - Health Care Analysis 24 (2):101-104.
    This special issue of Health Care Analysis originated in an conference, held in Birmingham in 2014, and organised by the group Think about Health. We introduce the issue by briefly reviewing the understandings of the concept of ‘flourishing’, and introducing the contributory papers, before offering some reflections on the remaining issues that reflection on flourishing poses for health care provision.
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    Personal Identity and the Massively Multiplayer Online World.Andrew Edgar - 2016 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 10 (1):51-66.
    This paper explores the implications that the construction and use of avatars in games such as Second Life and World of Warcraft have for our understanding of personal identity. It asks whether the avatar can meaningfully be experienced as a separate person, existing in parallel to the flesh and blood player. A rehearsal of Cartesian and Lockean accounts of personal identity constructs an understanding of the self that is challenged by the experience of online play. It will be argued that (...)
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    A Hermeneutics of Sport.Andrew Edgar - unknown
    Best (1978, 117) argues that sport, unlike art, does not allow for ‘the possibility of the expression of a conception of life issues, such as contemporary moral, social and political problems’. For...
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    Wales Vs Ukraine.Andrew Edgar - 2022 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 16 (3):251-253.
    On 5th June 2022 Wales played Ukraine for a place in the FIFA World Cup finals, which are due to be held in Qatar in November and December 2022.I suspect that all right-mined people wanted Ukraine...
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    The Philosophy of Habermas.Andrew Edgar - 2005 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    This comprehensive introduction to the thought of Jurgen Habermas covers the full range of his ideas from his early work on student politics to his recent work on communicative action, ethics and law. Andrew Edgar examines Habermas' key texts in chronological order, revealing the developments, shifts and turns in Habermas' thinking as he refines his basic insights and incorporates new sources and ideas. Some of the themes discussed include Habermas' early reshaping of Marxist theory and practice, his characterization of critical (...)
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    Three Ways of Watching a Sports Video.Andrew Edgar - 2016 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 10 (4):403-415.
    It does not typically seem to be worthwhile rewatching a sport match, for example, in a video recording, once the result is known. Sports matches are like detective stories. Once one knows ‘whodunit’, there seems little point in revisiting the tale. By drawing on an argument from musicologist Edward T. Cone, this paper argues that certain sports matches may be revisited with profit. The initial experience of a game may be of a series of events that are often ambiguous or (...)
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    The Challenge of Transplants to an Intersubjectively Established Sense of Personal Identity.Andrew Edgar - 2009 - Health Care Analysis 17 (2):123-133.
    Face transplants have been performed, in a small number, since 2005. Popular concern over the morality of the face transplant has tended to focus on the role that one’s face plays in one’s sense of self or one’s personal identity. In order to address this concern, the current paper will explore the significance of face transplants in the light of a theory of the self that draws on symbolic interactionism, narrative theory, and accounts of embodiment. The paper will respond to (...)
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    The Uncanny, Alienation and Strangeness: The Entwining of Political and Medical Metaphor.Andrew Edgar - 2011 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 14 (3):313-322.
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    The Beauty of Sport.Andrew Edgar - 2013 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 7 (1):100 - 120.
    (2013). The Beauty of Sport. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy: Vol. 7, Sport and Art: An Essay in the Hermeneutics of Sport, pp. 100-120. doi: 10.1080/17511321.2013.761886.
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    The Modernism of Sport.Andrew Edgar - unknown
    In the previous chapter ‘The Beauty of Sport', I made a distinction between classical and modernist aesthetics. The classical is exemplified in eighteenthcentury art criticism and its use of the la...
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    The Birth of Sport.Andrew Edgar - unknown
    Danto, in a somewhat Hegelian manner, argues that art is an alienated form of philosophy. My contention is that sport, too, is an alienated form of philosophy. In making his argument, Danto (1981,...
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    The 2021 Mike McNamee Student Essay Prize.Andrew Edgar - 2022 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 16 (1):1-2.
    Each year the British Philosophy of Sport Association holds a competition, sponsored by our publisher, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, for student essays in the philosophy of sport. I had the privile...
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  34. Bowling, A.: 1997, Measuring Health; a Review of Quality of Life Measurement Scales (2nd Ed.). [REVIEW]Andrew Edgar - 1998 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 1 (2):181-182.
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    Athletes as Role Models.Andrew Edgar - 2021 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 15 (2):157-159.
    I recently came across an interview with the Norway and Sampdoria midfielder Morton Thorsby in the football magazine Blizzard. The interview focuses on Thorsby’s commitment to envir...
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    Velázquez and the Representation of Dignity.Andrew Edgar - unknown
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the visual representation of dignity, through the particular example of the seventeenth century Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. Velázquez works at a point in Western history when modern conceptions of dignity are beginning to be formed. It is argued that Velázquez' portraits of royalty and aristocracy articulate a tension between a feudal conception of majesty and a modern conception of the dignity of merit. On this level, modern conceptions of dignity of merit are (...)
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    Environmental Thought: A Short History.Andrew Edgar - 2022 - Philosophical Quarterly 72 (3):774-777.
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  38. Professional Values, Aesthetic Values, and the Ends of Trade.Andrew Edgar - 2011 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 14 (2):195-201.
    Professionalism is initially understood as a historical process, through which certain commercial services sought to improve their social status by separating themselves from mere crafts or trades. This process may be traced clearly with the aspiration of British portrait painters, in the eighteenth century, to acquire a social status akin to that of already established professionals, such as clerics and doctors. This may be understood, to a significant degree, as a process of gentrification. The values of the professional thereby lie (...)
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    Flourishing in Health Care.Andrew Edgar & Stephen Pattison - unknown
    The purpose of this paper is to offer an account of ‘flourishing’ that is relevant to health care provision, both in terms of the flourishing of the individual patient and carer, and in terms of the flourishing of the caring institution. It is argued that, unlike related concepts such as ‘happiness’, ‘well-being’ or ‘quality of life’, ‘flourishing’ uniquely has the power to capture the importance of the vulnerability of human being. Drawing on the likes of Heidegger and Nussbaum, it is (...)
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    An Introduction to Adorno's Aesthetics.Andrew Edgar - unknown
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    Confidentiality and Personal Integrity.Andrew Robert Edgar - 1994 - Nursing Ethics 1 (2):86-95.
    This paper uses the social theory of Erving Goffman in order to argue that confidentiality should be understood in relation to the mundane social skills by which individuals present and respect specific self-images of themselves and others during social interaction. The breaching of confidentiality is analysed in terms of one person's capacity to embarrass another, and so to expose that person as incompetent. Respecting confidentiality may at once serve to protect the vulnerable from an unjust society, and yet also protect (...)
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    Flourishing in Health Care.Andrew Edgar & Stephen Pattison - 2016 - Health Care Analysis 24 (2):161-173.
    The purpose of this paper is to offer an account of ‘flourishing’ that is relevant to health care provision, both in terms of the flourishing of the individual patient and carer, and in terms of the flourishing of the caring institution. It is argued that, unlike related concepts such as ‘happiness’, ‘well-being’ or ‘quality of life’, ‘flourishing’ uniquely has the power to capture the importance of the vulnerability of human being. Drawing on the likes of Heidegger and Nussbaum, it is (...)
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    Super Leagues and Sacred Sites.Andrew Edgar - 2021 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 15 (3):305-307.
    As I write, sport in Europe has returned to something like normal, despite the continuing restrictions caused by the pandemic. The Tour de France is in its first week, although the spectator though...
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    Ars Erotica: Sex and Somaesthetics in the Classical Arts of Love.Andrew Edgar - 2022 - British Journal of Aesthetics 62 (1):143-146.
    SHUSTERMANRICHARDCambridge University Press. 2021. pp. xvi+420. £23.
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    Conclusion.Andrew Edgar - unknown
    I began this essay with the question of whether sport is the sort of thing of which there can be a philosophy. Danto (1981, 55), in defending the claim that art is the sort of thing of which there...
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    Weighting Health States and Strong Evaluation.Andrew Edgar - 1995 - Bioethics 9 (3):240–251.
    The problem of public consultation over the allocation of health care resources is addressed by considering the role that quality of life measures, such as QALYs and the Nottingham Health Profile, could play. Such measures are typically grounded in social surveys, and as such may reflect public preferences for health care priorities. Using Charles Taylor's concepts of “weak” and “strong” evaluation, it is suggested that current quality of life measures are inadequate, insofar as they typically presuppose that survey respondents are (...)
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  47. Habermas: A Very Short Introduction. [REVIEW]Andrew Edgar - 2005 - Radical Philosophy 133.
     
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  48. "Intellectuals in Power: A Genealogy of Critical Humanism": Paul A. Bové. [REVIEW]Andrew Edgar - 1990 - British Journal of Aesthetics 30 (2):196.
     
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  49. Raymond Geuss, Morality, Culture, and History: Essays in German Philosophy Reviewed By.Andrew Edgar - 1999 - Philosophy in Review 19 (6):416-418.
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    Somaesthetics and Sport.Andrew Edgar & William Morgan (eds.) - 2022 - Brill.
    The contributors to _Somaesthetics and Sport_ explore our embodied experiences of watching and playing sport, including sport’s beauty; the place of exercise in our sense of living a good life; and how we cope with pain and suffering.
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