University of Zagreb

Faculty of Kinesiology

Philosophy of Sport
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Philosophy of Sport
Code: 31120
ECTS: 2.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Jure Zovko
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Sunčica Bartoluci - Seminar
prof. dr. sc. Jure Zovko - Seminar

doc. dr. sc. Sunčica Bartoluci - Lectures
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 20
Seminar 10
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
2.1.Course objectives
-Development of philosophical reflection.
-Critical contemplation regarding the sport and the sport-related phenomena.
2.2.Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course
No enrollment requirements.
2.3.Learning outcomes at the level of the programme to which the course contributes
Students will develop their own philosophical stands with regard to the areas of sport and physical activity.
2.4.Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)
Students will acquire knowledge necessary for (i) understanding key ethical issues in sport, (ii) contemplating philosophical subjects, as well as (iii) application of theoretical findings in practical setting.
2.5.Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)
Lectures and seminars
1.Philosophy of sport - subjects and perspectives. (2L)
2.Classics in philosophy and sport (Heraklit, Platon, Wittgenstein...). (2L)
3.Body - spirit; good - nice - fair. (3L)
4.Fair-play in sport. (2S)
5.Sportsmanlike conduct and fairness. (2L)
6.Play and sport. Homo ludens - human being as a creature of play. (2S)
7.Competition and the quest for excellence. (2L)
8.Doping in sport. (2S)
9.Ethics of optimum measure and ethics of maximum. (2L)
10.Nationalism and sport. (2P)
11.Olympism and critics of the Olympics. (2S)
12.Contemporary sport-related values. (2L)
13.Commercialization of sport. (2S)
14.Globalization of sport. (2L)
15.The future of sport. (2L)
Students prepare for classes in consultation with their teachers - literature for each subject is agreed upon with regard to the interest of a particular student as well as to the possibilities of using literature written in English or German language.
  1. 1.Kretchmar, R. S. (1994). Practical Philosophy of Sport , Illinois: Human Kinetics. (odabrana poglavlja)
  2. 2.Simon, Robert, L. (2006). Fair play: etika sporta. Beograd: Službeni glasnik.
  3. 1.Holowchak, A.M. (Ed). Philosophy of Sport: Critical Readings, Crucial Issues. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Ha
  4. 2.Loland, S. (2002) Fair Play in Sport: A Moral Norm System , London: Routledge.
  5. 3.McNamee, M. J. and Parry, S. J. (Eds.) (1998) Ethics and Sport , London, Routledge
  6. 4.Morgan, W.J. & Meier, K.V. (Eds.) (1988) Philosophic Inquiry in Sport , Illinois: Human Kinetics.
  7. 5.Macura, Dušan (ur.), Hosta, Milan (ur.). Philosophy of sport and other essays : proceedings book. Ljubljana: Faculty of Sport: Eleventh Academy, 2004. 280 str.
9. semester
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