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William J. Morgan

I welcome the editors’ invitation to share my thoughts regarding my experiences and reflections on teaching and doing research in the philosophy of sport in departments of kinesiology. I have been very fortunate in my 40+ years in the field to have worked at some first-rate public universities

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Richard Shusterman

Somaesthetics is an interdisciplinary research program that originated in pragmatist philosophy at the very end of the twentieth century and that has developed into an active academic field with its own journal ( The Journal of Somaesthetics ) and book series (Studies in Somaesthetics) and a

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Douglas Booth

By Grant Farred. Temple University Press , 2018, Philadelphia (224 pp., $99.50 , hardback; $34.95 , paperback). In The Burden of Over-representation , Grant Farred illustrates the power of continental philosophy to illuminate the intersection of race, politics and sport which he captures in an

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Samuel M. Clevenger

Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity is a laudable achievement. The book elucidates and synthesizes a myriad of historical eras within the global history of sport and physical culture, employing a “cross-disciplinary” (p. vii) framework that effectively relates kinesiological scientific questions

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Lawrence W. Fielding, Donald H. Steel, and Marvin H. Eyler

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Robert J. Paddick

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John Gleaves

Human performance enhancement is one of kinesiology’s many vibrant topics for inquiry. Though philosophers in kinesiology departments have offered some contribution to this topic, this paper argues that philosophers could improve their relevance by better engaging the existing scientific research. Rather than simply defending their place at the table, this paper proposes that philosophers build upon existing contributions to the ethics of human enhancement by increasing their scientific literacy. At the same time, this paper argues that certain patterns in philosophical discussions of human enhancement do not connect with scientific researchers. The paper concludes that ultimately philosophers must become more conversant with the language of science if they are going to continue contributing to central questions within the field of kinesiology.