What does it mean to be Authentic in Sport? Dr Emily Ryall (Pt2) - Meaningful Sport Series
Authenticity has been a key concept for many existential philosophers, but it seems that many of them provide much more detail about inauthenticity than authenticity itself. So, what does it mean to be authentic in sport? Are there different threats to authenticity in team and individual sports? Does sport culture promote bad faith?
This is the second part of our discussion with Emily Ryall. Our starting point is her article "Being-on-the-Bench: An Existential Analysis of the Substitute in Sport" published in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy (2008).
Dr Emily Ryall is a reader in Applied Philosophy at the University of Gloucestershire who enjoys wrestling with the deep and complex questions about the role of sport in human life. She has written on a range of philosophical and ethical questions in sport and enjoys teaching in relation to these issues as well as philosophy of science, critical thinking and the logic of arguments.