Philosophy, Risk and Adventure Sports
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Description: 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.
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List price: $195.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publication date: 7/27/2007
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|List of figures|
|Notes on contributors|
|Adventurous activity, prudent planners and risk|
|The quest for excitement and the safe society|
|Legislators and interpreters: an examination of changes in philosophical interpretations of 'being a mountaineer'|
|Philosophy outdoors: first person physical|
|Adventure, climbing excellence and the practice of 'bolting'|
|Reading water: risk, intuition, and insight|
|Nature and risk in adventure sports|
|Aesthetic and ethical issues concerning sport in wilder places|
|Outline of a phenomenology of snowboarding|
|The performative avant-garde and action sports: Vedic philosophy in a postmodern world|
|Extreme sports and the ontology of experience|
|Kant goes skydiving: understanding the extreme by way of the sublime|
|Can BASEjumping be morally defended?|
|Walking the edge|