An Institutional Theory of Sport

Authored by: Graham McFee

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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What content is possible for a truly philosophical account of, say, sport? In particular, how can its conceptual character (as philosophy) accommodate the need to recognize the features of particular sports as they occur through the contingencies of actual sporting events? Attempts to conceptualize narrowly the intrinsic features of a particular sport typically come to grief on the assumed need to cover all cases – for instance, applying to all the varied occasions on which that sport is played.

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