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Tennis and Philosophy

What the Racket is All About

David Baggett (author)

ISBN: 9780813125749

Publication Date: Apr 2010

Format: Hardback

Using tennis as a resource for philosophical analysis, the authors consider philosophical issues within the sport and profiles the likes of John McEnroe, Roger Federer and the Williams sisters to examine topics such as the ethics of rage to the role of rivalry.
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Tennis smashed onto the worldwide athletic scene soon after its modern rules and equipment were introduced in nineteenth-century England. Exciting, competitive, and uniquely accessible to people of all ages and talent levels, tennis continues to enjoy popularity, both as a recreational activity and a spectator sport. Life imitates sport in Tennis and Philosophy. Editor David Baggett approaches tennis not only as a game but also as a surprisingly rich resource for philosophical analysis. He assembles a team of champion scholars, including David Foster Wallace, Robert R. Clewis, David Detmer, Mark Huston, Tommy Valentini, and Kevin Kinghorn, to consider numerous philosophical issues within the sport. Profiles of tennis greats such as John McEnroe, Roger Federer, the Williams sisters, and Arthur Ashe are paired with pertinent topics, from the ethics of rage to the role of rivalry. Whether entertaining metaphysical arguments or examining the nature of beauty, these essays promise insightful discussion of one of the world's most popular sports.
Date Published 16 Apr 2010
Publisher The University Press of Kentucky
Series The Philosophy of Popular Culture
Subject/s Sports & outdoor recreation  

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