Philosophy of Sport

Author: Bertman, Martin A


ISBN 978-1-84760-026-4 82 pages; file size 965 kb One printing allowed; copying disabled

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This study guide defines sport and discusses the value of sport. It classifies its main divisions, attending to definitional exceptions while differentiating sport from other sorts of contests.


Introduction, Definition of Sport, Sub-Classes, Competition versus Rivalry: Greek Olympics and Roman Gladiators, Social Psychology, Aesthetic Psychology: Certainty, Identity, and Purpose, Sport as Symbol of Society and Character of Choice, Sport Ethics.

About the author

Martin Bertman is Emeritus of Helsinki University, Department of Social and Political Philosophy. Since 2000, he has been Docent of the Instituto dello Sport of Universita di Teramo. He is President of the International Hobbes Association, and Chief Editor of Hobbes Studies, which he founded in 1988. He has published 6 books in addition to this Humanities EBook and Classical American Pragmatism, another Humanities EBook. He has taught in France, Germany and Italy, and taught in the State University of New York system for 20 years. He was educated at Syracuse, Columbia and Princeton Universities. (email:


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