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Does hockey provide a better understanding of the differences between Canadian and Québécois nationalisms? What profound ties unite the hockey arena and the political arena? Why would the abolition of tied games be considered an immense loss for society? Are hockey players’ salaries really so scandalous? Is hockey more of an art form than a sport? Why forbid performance-enhancing drugs? Are goalies all nervous types? Has our national sport spawned its very mythology and metaphysics? In hockey, do fights reflect more than we’d care to admit about human nature? And imagine this: what if famous philosophers played hockey? 

Over a dozen hockey and philosophy enthusiasts examine these, and many other, surprising questions, in an attempt to better understand a sport that the Québécois have elevated to something akin to a cult. Attention Gretzky, Richard, Crosby, Plato, Kant, and Kierkegaard fans: this hockey-philosophy mash-up will get your blood pumping! 

Essays by Normand Baillargeon, Anouk Bélanger, Christian Boissinot, Jean- François Doré, Jean Grondin, Mario Jodoin, Charles LeBlanc, Jon Paquin, Tony Patoine, Julie Perrone, Chantal Santerre, Jean-Claude Simard, Rodney Saint-Éloi, Fannie Valois-Nadeau and Daniel Weinstock. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword: Thinker on the Rink
  2. Jean Dion
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. 1st period Social and political philosophy
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. “On est Canayen ou ben on l’est pas”:1 Hockey, Nationalism, and Identity in Québec and Canada
  2. Tony Patoine
  3. pp. 3-24
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  1. Hockey and Politics, Same Battle!1
  2. Jean-Claude Simard
  3. pp. 25-42
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  1. Hockey Salaries: Scandal or Fair Pay?
  2. Mario Jodoin
  3. pp. 43-58
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  1. 2nd period Mythology and metaphysics
  2. pp. 59-60
  1. The Rocket: The Making of a Hero
  2. Julie Perrone
  3. pp. 61-70
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  1. From the Shinny Pond to the Bell Centre: Reweaving the Myth of the Sainte-Flanelle
  2. Anouk Bélanger and Fannie Valois-Nadeau
  3. pp. 71-96
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  1. The Metaphysics of Hockey
  2. Jean Grondin
  3. pp. 97-108
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  1. 3rd period Ethical and aesthetic issues
  2. pp. 109-110
  1. Eulogy for the Tie Game
  2. Daniel M. Weinstock
  3. pp. 111-124
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  1. Fisticuffs: When do We Say Enough’s Enough?
  2. Christian Boissinot
  3. pp. 125-150
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  1. The Aesthetics of Hockey
  2. Normand Baillargeon
  3. pp. 151-166
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  1. The Great Drug Debate: Saturday Night at Chez Paulo
  2. Normand Baillargeon
  3. pp. 167-182
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  1. Overtime
  2. pp. 183-184
  1. A Game to Be Forgotten!
  2. Jon Paquin
  3. pp. 185-204
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  1. Towards a Kantian Hockey
  2. Chantal Santerre (with Normand Baillargeon)
  3. pp. 205-222
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  1. Kierkegaard and the Art of Goaltending
  2. Charles Le Blanc
  3. pp. 223-234
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  1. Shootout
  2. pp. 235-236
  1. Haitians, Hockey, and Some Philosophy of Culture
  2. Rodney Saint-Éloi (with Marie-Célie Agnant, Dany Laferrière, Rita Metsokosho, and Jean Morisset)
  3. pp. 237-252
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  1. About the authors
  2. pp. 253-257
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780776622910
MARC Record
OCLC
926249022
Pages
350
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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