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This book is relevant for scholars of sport or technology from a diverse range of perspectives. Framed by the broad disciplines of history, philosophy and policy, the issues discussed can have importance for subjects as diverse as theoretical medicine, philosophy of sport and policy studies in technology. For the latter, the aim is to provide a theoretical and ethical grounding for a coherent theory of sport performance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762308804
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Series: Research in Philosophy and Technology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors/Editorial Board
Series Editor's Note
Guest Editors' Preface
Developing Sport Technology Policy: A Statement 1
Pt. I Theme Section 1: Historical and Socio-Philosophical Questions Concerning Technology in Sport
Dudley Allen Sargent and Gustav Zander: Health Machines and the Energized Male Body 9
From Snow Shoes to Racing Skis: Skiing as an Example of the Connections Between Sport, Technology, and Society 49
Material Matters: Skateboard Technology and the Politics of Differential Space 79
Disciplinary Technologies of Sport Performance 93
Cyborg Horizons: Sport and the Ethics of Self-Technologization 111
Evaluating Changing Sport Technology: An Ethnocentric Approach 135
Sport Technologies: A Moral View 157
Pt. II Theme Section 2: Applied Philosophy and Ethics
Tumbling into Gendered Territory: Gymnastics and its Technologies 177
Bride of Frankenstein: Technology and the Consumption of the Female Athlete 195
All but War is Simulation 215
Immersion and Abstraction in Virtual Sport 225
Disembodied Sport: Ethical Issues of Virtual Sport, Electronic Games, and Virtual Leisure 235
After Doping, What? The Morality of the Genetic Engineering of Athletes 253
Genes, Sports, and Ethics: A Response to Munthe (2000) 269
Reply to Miah: Prospects and Tensions in the Meeting of Bioethics and the Philosophy of Sport 291
Pt. III Review Essays
John Durham Peters, Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication 303
Andrew Feenberg, Questioning Technology 309
Philosophies of Place 317
Thomas Homer-Dixon, The Ingenuity Gap: How Can We Solve the Problems of the Future 325
Machine Intelligence: Perspectives on the Computational Model
Cognitive Architecture in Artificial Intelligence: The Evolution of Research Programs 331
Hugh Lacey, Is Science Value Free? Values and Scientific Understanding 337
Pt. IV Reviews
Errol E. Harris, Apocalypse and Paradigm: Science and Everyday Thinking 347
Paul Virilio, The Information Bomb 351
Michael Edelstein and William Makofske, Radon's Deadly Daughters: Science, Environmental Policy, and the Politics of Risk 355
Mark C. Taylor, About Religion: Economies of Faith in Virtual Culture 359
Science Incarnate: Historical Embodiments of Natural Knowledge 363
Michael Brian Schiffer with Andrea R. Miller, The Material Life of Human Beings 367
Zygmunt Bauman, Globalization: The Human Consequences 371
The Body and The Self 373
Arnold Pacey, Meaning in Technology 377
Charles G. Gross, Brain, Vision, Memory: Tales in the History of Neuroscience 381
Literacy Theory in the Age of the Internet 385
Michael E. Hobart and Zachary S. Schiffman, Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution 389
Crosbie Smith, The Science of Energy: A Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britain 393
J. D. Bernal: A Life in Science and Politics
Robert Serber with Robert P. Crease, Peace and War: Reminiscences of a Life on the Frontiers of Science 395
David E. Nye, The Science of Energy: A Social History of American Energies 401
N. Katherine Hayles, How We Became Posthuman 405
Rom Harre, Jens Brockmeier and Peter Muhlhausler, Greenspeak: A Study of Environmental Discourse 411
Scott L. Montgomery, Science in Translation 413
James R. Ryan, Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualization of British Empire 419
S. Craig Watkins, Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinema 423
Robert P. Crease, Making Physics: A Biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory 427
M. W. F. Stone and John Wolff, The Proper Ambition of Science 431
Biographies of Scientific Objects 437
Joyce K. Fletcher, Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power, and Relational Practice 443
About the Authors 445
Author Index 453
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