In this Book
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
- 1st period Social and political philosophy
- pp. 1-2
- 2nd period Mythology and metaphysics
- pp. 59-60
- 3rd period Ethical and aesthetic issues
- pp. 109-110
- The Great Drug Debate: Saturday Night at Chez Paulo
- pp. 167-182
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- pp. 183-184
- pp. 235-236