Hockey and Philosophy

EditorNormand Baillargeon, Christian BoissinotTranslated byScott Irving

November 19, 2015|
Hockey and Philosophy by Normand Baillargeon
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Does hockey provide a better understanding of the differences between Canadian and Québécois nationalisms? Is there a fundamental relationship between the hockey arena and the political arena? What have we lost as a society in abolishing the tie game? Are salaries in the NHL really that outrageous? Is hockey more art than sport? Should hockey players be banned from using performance-enhancing drugs at all costs? Do goalies suffer from angst? Does our national sport have its own mythology and metaphysics? Do hockey brawls reflect our true human nature more than we would care to admit? And what would it be like if the great philosophers were to face off on the ice?

A team of philosophy and hockey buffs go deep with these fascinating questions and many others in this examination of a worshipped sport elevated to something akin to a cult. Accessibly written and peppered with humour, the essays in this book will charm specialists, sports fans, and everyone in between. Whether you''re a fan of Richard, Gretzky, Crosby, Plato, Kant, or Kierkegaard, you''re invited to be a spectator at this very special meeting of minds!

Ce livre est publié en anglais.

Edited by Normand Baillargeon and Christian Boissinot with contributions from Marie-Célie Agnant, Jean Grondin, Mario Jodoin, Charles Le Blanc, Rita Metsokosho, Jean Morisset, Jon Paquin, Tony Patoine, Julie Perrone, Chantal Santerre, Jean-Claude Simard, Rodney Saint-Éloi, Fannie Valois-Nadeau, and Daniel Weinstock with a foreword by J...
Title:Hockey and Philosophy
Product dimensions:280 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.61 in
Shipping dimensions:280 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.61 in
Published:November 19, 2015
Publisher:University Of Ottawa Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780776622897

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