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
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
Lawrence W. Fielding, Donald H. Steel and Marvin H. Eyler
Robert J. Paddick
Roy A. Clumpner
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.