nk4118 Philosophy of Sport

Faculty of Sports Studies
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
7/7/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. PaedDr. Emanuel Hurych, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PaedDr. Emanuel Hurych, Ph.D.
Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Fri 9. 10. 18:00–19:40 Virtuální místnost, Fri 23. 10. 11:20–13:45 Virtuální místnost, Fri 6. 11. 9:40–11:15 Virtuální místnost, Fri 20. 11. 15:30–17:05 Virtuální místnost
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
nk4118/01: Fri 23. 10. 9:40–11:15 Virtuální místnost, Fri 6. 11. 17:10–19:35 Virtuální místnost, Fri 20. 11. 8:00–9:35 Virtuální místnost, E. Hurych
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! e058 Philosophy of Sport || ( NOW ( e058 Philosophy of Sport ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The major aims of the subject are: to explain to students the importance of philosophical thinking, to develop their critical thinking ability and enable them to gain basic overview in the next major fields: philosophical groundings of sport and the importance for the questions of terminology, the problem of body and corporeality, philosophical aspects of health, traditions of physical culture and their philosophical reflection, and ethical problems of sport.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to: explicate main topics of philosophy of sport;
distinguish basic foundations of different philosophical approaches in philosophy of sport;
compare contibution of specific conceptions of philosophy of sport;
give reasons for his own conviction in sport problems;
build his own attitude towards human and his movement activity (physical exercises) in culture;
  • Different foundations and conceptions of philosophy and philosophy of sport.
  • Dispute over terminology and content (subject) of philosophy of sport.
  • Human, body, mind, movement.
  • Health, nature.
  • Culture, physical culture, Earth´s nature (biosphere).
  • Problems of civilization (culture) and problems of physical culture (sport).
  • Ethics and environmental ethics in sport.
  • Principles of Olympism (areté, kalokagathia).
  • Basic Ethical problems of sport.
    required literature
  • MECHIKOFF, Robert A. and Steven G. ESTES. A history and philosophy of sport and physical education : from ancient civilizations to the modern world. 4th. ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2006. xvi, 415. ISBN 0072973021. info
  • Filosofická kinantropologie : setkání filosofie, těla a pohybu. Edited by Ivo Jirásek. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2005. 355 s. ISBN 8024411768. info
    recommended literature
  • ŠÍP, Radim. Critically Historical Philosophy of Sport and Routinists: A Metaphilosophical Dilemma. Acta Universitatis Carolinae - Kinanthropologica. Praha: Karlova Univerzita v Praze, 2010, vol. 46, No 1, p. 54-64. ISSN 1212-1428. info
  • Kalokagathia : ideál, nebo flatus vocis? Edited by Radim Šíp. Brno: Paido, 2008. 92 stran. ISBN 9788073151645. info
  • HODAŇ, Bohuslav. Sociokulturní kinantropologie. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2007. 190 s. ISBN 9788024418261. info
  • HODAŇ, Bohuslav. Sociokulturní kinantropologie II. Systémové pojetí tělesné kultury (Socio-cultural kinanthropology II). 1.vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2007. 215 pp. ISBN 978-80-244-1826-1. info
  • KRETCHMAR, R. Scott. Practical philosophy of sport and physical activity. Edited by R. Scott Kretchmar. 2nd ed. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics, 2005. xvi, 303. ISBN 0736001417. info
  • HYLAND, Drew A. Philosophy of sport. 1st ed. St. Paul: Paragon House, 1990. xxvii, 161. ISBN 1557781893. info
Teaching methods
lectures, texts reading, homeworks, discussion
Assessment methods
Min. 80% attendance in seminar lessons written test - 15 questions (min. 50% needed to pass) oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2021.
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