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The future of post-human sports : towards a new theory of training and winning

Author: Peter Baofu
Publisher: Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Are sports really supposed to be so competitive that, as Henry R. Sanders once famously said, ""Men, I'll be honest. Winning is ... the only thing!""? (WK 2012) This competitive view of sports can be contrasted with a critical view by William Shakespeare, who wrote in Othello (Act. iv. Sc. 1), ""They laugh that win."" (BART 2012) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones, as will be discussed in the book),  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Baofu
ISBN: 9781443869935 1443869937
OCLC Number: 1052463522
Description: 1 online resource (656 pages)
Contents: LIST OF TABLES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; PART ONE --
INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE; A Reexamination of Value; Definition and History of Sports; Training and Winning in Sports; Multiple Features of Sports; The Theoretical Debate; The Modificative Theory of Sports; Theory and Meta-Theory; The Logic of Existential Dialectics; Sophisticated Methodological Holism; Chapter Outline; Some Clarifications; PART TWO --
TRAINING; CHAPTER TWO --
TRAINING AND ITS TWO FACES; The Practicalness of Training; Training and the Mind; Training and Nature; Training and Society. Training and CultureThe Impracticalness of Training; PART THREE --
WINNING; CHAPTER THREE --
WINNING AND ITS TWO SIDES; The Glory of Winning; Winning and the Mind; Winning and Nature ; Winning and Society; Winning and Culture; The Disgrace of Winning; PART FOUR --
CONCLUSION; CHAPTER FOUR --
CONCLUSION; Beyond Training and Winning; In Relation to Method; 1st Thesis; 2nd Thesis; 3rd Thesis; 4th Thesis; 5th Thesis; 6th Thesis; 7th Thesis; In Relation to Structure; 8th Thesis; 9th Thesis; 10th Thesis; 11th Thesis; 12th Thesis; In Relation to Process; 13th Thesis; 14th Thesis; 15th Thesis. 16th ThesisIn Relation to Agency; 17th Thesis; 18th Thesis; 19th Thesis; 20th Thesis; 21st Thesis; 22nd Thesis; 23rd Thesis; 24th Thesis; 25th Thesis; 26th Thesis; 27th Thesis; 28th Thesis; 29th Thesis; 30th Thesis; Towards the Post-Human Modification; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Responsibility: by Peter Baofu.

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Are sports really supposed to be so competitive that, as Henry R. Sanders once famously said, ""Men, I'll be honest. Winning is ... the only thing!""? (WK 2012) This competitive view of sports can be contrasted with a critical view by William Shakespeare, who wrote in Othello (Act. iv. Sc. 1), ""They laugh that win."" (BART 2012) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones, as will be discussed in the book), sports (in relation to both training and winning) are neither possible (or impossible) ...

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