Items related to Sport (The Art of Living)

McGinn, Colin Sport (The Art of Living)

ISBN 13: 9781138158986

Sport (The Art of Living)

3.09 avg rating
( 11 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781138158986: Sport (The Art of Living)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Whether it's conkers in the schoolyard, kicking a football in the park, or playing tennis on Wimbledon Centre Court, sport impacts all of our lives. But what is sport and why do we do it? Colin McGinn, renowned philosopher (and kiteboarder), reflects on our love of sport and explores the value it has for us and the part it plays in a life lived well. Written in the form of a memoir, McGinn discusses many of the sports he has engaged in - from pole-vaulting and gymnastics to windsurfing and tennis - and describes the athletic experience from the inside, as a participant, articulating what is uniquely valuable about sport as an activity. Sport, argues McGinn, takes us to our fullest potential as human beings, it's what we fling at mortality to keep it at bay, a holiday from the Unbearable Heaviness of Being. "Sport" expresses our nature, it bears upon our self-realization. If a happy life consists in one that expresses fully our natural faculties, then sports must play an essential role in our lifes. Mind-body unity, the nature of practical knowledge and physical skill, success and failure, the ethics of competition, peak experiences, the spectacle of professional sport, aesthetics and death, McGinn discusses these and many other issues while telling of his own sporting mishaps and adventures. To use the vernacular of philosophy, "Sport" captures the phenomenology of sport - what it's like to do it - and in doing so shows how sport is a way of expressing and understanding who and what we are, way beyond whether we are a good sportsman, a bad loser or a team-player. For anyone who has ever thought that there must be less humiliating ways to enjoy yourself than being thrashed on the tennis court, "Sport" will reassure you that it's time not wasted.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781844651481: Sport (The Art of Living)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1844651487 ISBN 13: 9781844651481
Publisher: Routledge, 2008
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Seller Image

Colin McGinn
Published by Routledge (2016)
ISBN 10: 1138158984 ISBN 13: 9781138158986
New Hardcover Quantity: 3
Seller:
A Campus Store
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardback. Condition: New. Brand New. Ship within 48 hours by Fedex/UPS express service to US within 2-7 business days. We do not ship to Po Box, APO, FPO address and Internationally. Seller Inventory # ABR-2022-54001

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
97.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.38
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Colin McGinn
Published by Taylor and Francis (2016)
ISBN 10: 1138158984 ISBN 13: 9781138158986
New Hardcover Quantity: 15
Seller:
PBShop.store US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # EZ-9781138158986

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
112.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Colin McGinn
Published by Taylor and Francis 2016-10-31, London (2016)
ISBN 10: 1138158984 ISBN 13: 9781138158986
New Hardcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description hardback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9781138158986

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
124.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Colin McGinn
Published by Taylor and Francis (2016)
ISBN 10: 1138158984 ISBN 13: 9781138158986
New Hardcover Quantity: 15
Seller:
PBShop.store UK
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # EZ-9781138158986

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
107.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Colin McGinn
Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd (2016)
ISBN 10: 1138158984 ISBN 13: 9781138158986
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 4 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781138158986

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
123.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

McGinn, Colin
Published by Taylor & Francis (2016)
ISBN 10: 1138158984 ISBN 13: 9781138158986
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 160 pages. 8.50x5.43 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1138158984

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
140.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Colin McGinn
Published by Routledge (2016)
ISBN 10: 1138158984 ISBN 13: 9781138158986
New Einband - fest (Hardcover) Quantity: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
moluna
(Greven, Germany)

Book Description Einband - fest (Hardcover). Condition: New. Dieser Artikel ist ein Print on Demand Artikel und wird nach Ihrer Bestellung fuer Sie gedruckt. Seller Inventory # 595379045

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
154.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 38.21
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds