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Sports books

Ethics and College Sports, Ethics, Sports, and the University

Explores ethical questions surrounding intercollegiate athletics in American universities, discussing the true nature of amateurism, the belief that sports act as a path to good moral character, and sports programs as a source of university income.

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Scientific books

Radical Embodied Cognitive Science

A proposal for a new way to do cognitive science argues that cognition should be described in terms of agent-environment dynamics rather than computation and representation. While philosophers of mind have been arguing over the status of mental representations in cognitive science, cognitive scientists have been quietly engaged in studying perception, action, and cognition without…

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Scientific books

Individualism and the Unity of Science, Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and the Special Sciences

In this original and important book, Harold Kincaid defends a view of the special sciences — all sciences outside physics — as autonomous and nonreducible. He argues that the biological and social sciences provide explanations that cannot be captured by explanations at the level of their constituent parts, and yet that this does not commit…

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Sports books

Modern Sports Ethics, A Reference Handbook

Examines the ethical and unethical behaviors in sports and explores the origins of sports, ethical theories as applied to sports, and key moral issues affecting sports throughout history to the present day.

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Scientific books

Philosophy of Science: Teach Yourself

A modern understanding of the world is unthinkable without science, but what exactly is it? What does it mean to say that something is ‘scientific’? How are its results justified? From the genetic basis of life, to the structures of the universe and the atom, TEACH YOURSELF PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE explores how the key ideas…

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Science and Ideology, A Comparative History

This unique comparative history of scientific policies and practices in the 20th century brings together a number of case studies to examine the relationship between science and the dominant ideology of a state.

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Travel books

Paradoxes of Time Travel

Ryan Wasserman presents a wide-ranging exploration of puzzles raised by the possibility of time travel, including the grandfather paradox, the bootstrapping paradox, and the twin paradox of special relativity. He draws out their implications for our understanding of time, tense, freedom, fatalism, causation, counterfactuals, laws of nature, persistence, change, and mereology. The Paradoxes of Time…

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Sports books

Philosophy of Sport, Critical Concepts in Sports Studies : Sport and Education

Designed to aquaint new students and authors with the best literature available as well as a synopsis of what has attracted philosophic attention, what is known, and what is still being analysed, the collection will also help readers draw conclusions about what lies ahead in the philosophy of sport.

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Scientific books

Philosophy of Social Science, A Contemporary Introduction

The Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in the social sciences. The text uses detailed examples of social scientific…

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Educational books

On the Aesthetic Education of Man

‘The artist is certainly the child of his age, but all the worse for him if he is at the same time its pupil, even worse its minion.’ On the Aesthetic Education of Man is one of the most profound works of German philosophy, in which Friedrich Schiller analyses politics, revolution and the history of…