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Kleiner recently asked me if I knew of any interesting philosophical discussions of issues raised in sports. Lo and behold, here’s a blog. It’s new to me, and I am sports-apathetic (unless it involves clip-in shoes), so I can’t vouch for its quality.



  1. Rob says:

    Mike Austin, a participant of that blog and a philosopher where I work, has edited a couple of volumes pertaining to running and football, the first of which includes a contribution by Nussbaum. (I’ve read neither.)


  2. Rob says:

    There’s also Colin McGinn’s recent book:

    And both he and Thomas Hurka have very high praise for Bernard Suits’ ‘The Grasshopper’:


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