The Athlete as Philosopher

Sunday, August 26, 2018

What is it

For the ancient Greeks, sport was an integral part of education. Athletic programs remain in schools today, but there is a growing gap between the modern sports experience and enduring educational values such as self-discovery, responsibility, respect, and citizenship. Is there a way to bridge this gap? Can sports be a means to teach values such as these? Josh and Ken try out with Heather Reid from Morningside College, author of The Philosophical Athlete.

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simka321

Sunday, August 26, 2018 -- 10:47 AM

On your show today about

On your show today about athletes, I hope that you touch on the metaphysical angle. Particularly, what I have in mind is Schopenhauer's notion that the optimal connection we have with ultimate Reality and the Will is through the body.

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toddwilliamsmith

Sunday, August 26, 2018 -- 11:26 AM

Is the philosophy of sport

Is the philosophy of sport just a way of justifying the existence of the sport?

 
 

Heather Reid, Professor of Philosophy, Morningside College

 
 

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