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by Heather L. Reid

eBook Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue (Ethics and Sport) epub
  • ISBN: 0415669502
  • Author: Heather L. Reid
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 26, 2011)
  • Pages: 136 pages
  • ePUB size: 1197 kb
  • FB2 size 1723 kb
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Heather L. Reid is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Her work connects the fields of Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Sport, and Ancient Sports History.

Heather L. Her first book, The Philosophical Athlete was inspired by her experience as an elite cyclist. Series: Ethics and Sport.

This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the .

This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Ethics and Sport.

This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection . Heather L.

Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue. Drew Hyland - 2013 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 40 (1):177-180. Athletic Virtue: Between East and West. Reid - 2010 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 4 (1):16 – 26. Greek and Roman Art Giovanni Becatti: The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome From the Rise of Greece to the Fall of Rome. Pp. 441; 385 Text Figs. London: Thames & Hudson, 1968. Her work connects the fields of Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Sport, and Ancient Sports History

Heather L. Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue.

series Ethics and Sport.

Description : This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue.

Publisher: Routledge. Print ISBN: 9780415818353, 0415818354. Description : This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It then traces the role of athletics and the Olympic Games in transforming the idea of aristocracy as something acquired by birth to something that can be trained.

Автор: Schneider Название: Ethics of Sport and Athletics, Theory, Issues, and .

In this book Sylvia Berryman challenges that assumption, arguing that the idea that the world works ‘like a machine’ can be found in ancient Greek thought, predating the early modern philosophy with which it is most closely associated

Athletics and philosophy is the only volume in this series which focuses specifically upon sport in antiquity.

Athletics and philosophy is the only volume in this series which focuses specifically upon sport in antiquity. Reid justifies this focus, in part, by stressing the similarity between many of the sports-related issues and concerns of antiquity and those of the present day: Sport philosoph. trives to understand what sport is, and what it may become. In her discussion of the evolution of Greek athletics, the author next turns her attention to the ancient Olympics, with the following provocative statement. he Olympic blend of athletics and religion initiated a new attitude towards knowledge and community service that presaged the birth of philosophy (p. 23).

This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and pharaohs in early Egypt and Mesopotamia. It then traces the role of athletics and the Olympic Games in transforming the idea of aristocracy as something acquired by birth to something that can be trained. This idea of training virtue through the techniques and practice of athletics is examined in relation to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Then Roman spectacles such as chariot racing and gladiator games are studied in light of the philosophy of Lucretius, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. The concluding chapter connects the book’s ancient observations with contemporary issues such as the use of athletes as role models, the relationship between money and corruption, the relative worth of participation and spectatorship, and the role of females in sport.

The author argues that there is a strong link between sport and philosophy in the ancient world, calling them offspring of common parents: concern about virtue and the spirit of free enquiry.

This book was previously published as a special issue of theEthics andSport.

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