Phenomenology and Sport

Authored by: Irena Martínková

Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415829809
eBook ISBN: 9780203466261
Adobe ISBN: 9781134119141


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Phenomenology arose as a critique of an ‘objective’ approach to the world. The founder of phenomenology, Edmund Husserl, tried to deal with both everyday and scientific assumptions about the world that have been taken for granted. He aimed at first-hand examination and accurate description of lived experience – of structures of consciousness with their correlated phenomena. Since sciences explain the world in an objectivist way, phenomenology can help us to see the world from a different point of view.

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