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TitleTowards a Sustainable Philosophy of Endurance Sport [electronic resource] : Cycling for Life / by Ron Welters
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05294-2
Descript X, 195 p. 31 illus., 23 illus. in color. online resource

SUMMARY

This book provides new perspectives on endurance sport and how it contributes to a good and sustainable life in times of climate change, ecological disruption and inconvenient truths. It builds on a continental philosophical tradition, i.e. the philosophy of among others Peter Sloterdijk, but also on “ecosophy” and American pragmatism to explore the idea of sport as a voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles. Since ancient times, human beings have been involved in practices of the Self in order to work on themselves and improve themselves, for instance by strengthening their physical condition and performance through sport. In the contemporary world, millions of individuals engage in endurance sports such as running, swimming and cycling, to get or keep themselves in shape. This study focuses on the ethical dimension of long-distance sport, notably cycling, as a way to become better citizens, but also to contribute to a more sustainable society and healthier planet. Dominant world-views are challenged and an alternative vision is presented. Discourse analysis and conceptual analysis are combined with phenomenology and self-observations of a dedicated practitioner of endurance sport. This book is a great source for philosophers, sport philosophers, environmental philosophers, sport scientists, policy makers, sport journalists, and endurance sport practitioners


CONTENT

Chapter1. Prologue: The Good Life, Endurance and Sustainable Cycling -- Chapter2. Sport and the Environment: Ecosophy, Metanoia and Renaissance -- Chapter 3. Metabletics of Spinal Sport: Between Being in the World and Perfection of the Self -- Chapter4. On Ascetic Practices, Hermeneutical Cycles and Ecosophical Endurance -- Chapter5. When Continentalism meets Pragmatism: Enduring Life in the Strenuous Mood -- Chapter6. Finding your Own Pace: On Agon and Ecosophical Endurance -- Chapter7. Epilogue: Turning and Turning in a Widening Gyre – Coming of Age on a Bicycle


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