Philosophical Issues in Sport Science
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 18 February 2020
  • ISBN : 9783039218882
  • Page : 140 pages
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Download or read online book entitled Philosophical Issues in Sport Science, was written by Emily Ryall and published by MDPI in pdf, epub and kindle format. This book was released on 18 February 2020 with total pages 140. The role and value of science within sport increases with ever greater professionalization and commercialization. Scientific and technological innovations are devised to increase performance, ensure greater accuracy of measurement and officiating, reduce risks of harm, enhance spectatorship, and raise revenues. However, such innovations inevitably come up against epistemological and metaphysical problems related to the nature of sport and physical competition. This Special Issue identifies and explores key and contemporary philosophical issues in relation to the science of sport and exercise. It is divided into three sections: 1. Scientific evidence, causation, and sport; 2. Science technology and sport officiating; and 3. Scientific influences on the construction of sport. It brings together scholars working on philosophical problems in sport to examine issues related to the values and assumptions behind sport and exercise science and key problems resulting from these and to provide recommendations for improving its practice.

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