Developed as an undergraduate textbook, Why Sport? surveys the philosophy of sport and goes on to apply these concepts to sport today. It introduces philosophical ideas in a balanced and thought-provoking fashion that engages student and instructor alike.
Topics explored are youth involvement in sport, the idea of fairness, the autonomy of athletes, cheating, doping, violence, coach-athlete relationships, gender issues, and the aesthetic dimensions of sport. Athletes, coaches, sport administrators, and others interested in the role of sport and physical activity in society will benefit enormously from this book.