Philosophy, Risk and Adventure Sports by Mike J. McnameePhilosophy, Risk and Adventure Sports by Mike J. Mcnamee

Philosophy, Risk and Adventure Sports

EditorMike J. Mcnamee

Paperback | July 16, 2007

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With interest and participation in extreme and adventure sports growing year on year, the time is ripe for a thoughtful and analytical assessment of this phenomenon from a rigorous philosophical perspective.

This collection of essays is the first single-source treatment of adventure sports from an exclusively philosophical standpoint. The text offers students a uniquely focused reader of this burgeoning area of interest and provides scholars with a source book for further studies in this area.

Featuring contributions from well-respected writers in the field who each also have personal familiarity of participation in adventure and extreme sports, this is set to become a classic analysis of the intersections between philosophy and extreme experiences, encompassing essential related concepts of elation, danger, death, wilderness and authenticity.

Title:Philosophy, Risk and Adventure SportsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.5 inPublished:July 16, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415351855

ISBN - 13:9780415351850


Table of Contents

1. The Quest for Excitement and the Safe SocietyGunnar Breivik 2. Legislators and Interpreters: an examination of changes in philosophical interpretations of 'being a mountaineer'Paul Beedie 3. Philosophy Outdoors: First Person PhysicalJohn Michael Atherton 4. Adventure, climbing excellence and the practice of 'bolting'Philip EbertandSimon Robertson 5. Reading water: risk, intuition, and insightDouglas Anderson  6. Nature and Risk in Adventure SportsKevin Krein 7. Aesthetic and ethical issues concerning sport in wilder placesAlan P. Dougherty  8. Outline of a Phenomenology of SnowboardingSigmund Loland 9. The Performative Avant-Garde and Action Sports: Vedic Philosophy in a Postmodern WorldRobert E. Rinehart 10. Extreme sports and the ontology of experienceIvo Jir'k 11. Kant Goes Skydiving: Understanding the Extreme by way of the SublimeJes's Ilund'-Agurruza 12. Can BASE jumping be morally defended? Gunnar Breivik 13. Walking the EdgeVerner M'ller