A discussion of Kretchmar's elements of competition

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Royce, Richard (2016) A discussion of Kretchmar's elements of competition Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 11 (2). pp. 178-191. ISSN 1751-133X

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Abstract

In a recent contribution to this journal Kretchmar attempted to apply and to explore Husserl’s transcendental phenomenological method in relation to clarifying, in the context of sport particularly, the main features of competition. He concludes with the strong claim that competition is unintelligible unless understood in relation to the four elements of plurality, comparison, normativity, and disputation. Roughly, the idea is that competition needs to be understood as a context in which more than one competitor is involved; where competitors are compared; that comparisons are evaluations of their performance / entry in the competition; and that the expected result of the latter is a matter of dispute between or among contestants. In investigating these points some refinement of this basic outline is attempted against occasional reference to others who in the past made similar claims about the conditions of competition. I conclude that Kretchmar’s claims are mistaken.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy on 08/09/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17511321.2016.1194885
Uncontrolled Keywords: Competition; sport; Kretchmar; elements
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy > V540 Social philosophy
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy > V590 Philosophy not elsewhere classified
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1080/17511321.2016.1194885
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 03:01
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 01:38
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/16010

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