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    On Practising in Sport: Towards an Ascetological Understanding of Sport.Kenneth Aggerholm - 2016 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 43 (3):350-364.
    Within the philosophy of sport, the phenomenon of practising has received very little attention, whereas other related aspects of sport such as excellence and competition have been subjected to many and thorough studies. This essay will attempt to clarify this particular phenomenon of practising through the notion of athletic ascetics, which will be analysed as a special variant of askēsis. Drawing especially on Foucault’s lectures on ascetics in ancient philosophy and Sloterdijk’s anthropology of the practising life, the essay outlines and (...)
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    Habits, Skills and Embodied Experiences: A Contribution to Philosophy of Physical Education.Øyvind F. Standal & Kenneth Aggerholm - 2016 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 10 (3):269-282.
    One of the main topics in philosophical work dealing with physical education is if and how the subject can justify its educational value. Acquisition of practical knowledge in the form of skills and the provision of positive and meaningful embodied experiences are central to the justification of physical education. The purpose of this article is to explore the relationship between skill and embodied experience in physical education through the notion and concept of habit. The literature on phenomenology of skill acquisition (...)
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    Falling For The Feint – An Existential Investigation Of A Creative Performance In High-Level Football.Kenneth Aggerholm, Ejgil Jespersen & Lars Tore Ronglan - 2011 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 5 (3):343 - 358.
    This paper begins with the decisive moment of the 2010 Champions League final, as Diego Milito dribbles past van Buyten to settle the score. By taking a closer look at this situation we witness a complex and ambiguous movement phenomenon that seems to transcend established phenomenological accounts of performance, as a creative performance such as this cannot be reduced to bodily self-awareness or absorbed skilful coping. Instead, the phenomenon of the feint points to a central question we need to ask (...)
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    Express Yourself: The Value of Theatricality in Soccer.Kenneth Aggerholm - 2013 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 40 (2):205 - 224.
    The purpose of this paper is to study the expressive part of game performance in soccer by introducing the concept of theatricality to describe a special form of expression. The aim is to contribute to the understanding of game performance by looking into the appearance, role and value of theatricality. The main argument of the paper is that theatricality can describe an important, but rarely noticed performance aspect, as it provides a unifying concept for expressive distancing in four dimensions of (...)
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    Bubbles & Squat – Did Dionysus Just Sneak Into the Fitness Centre?Kenneth Aggerholm & Signe Højbjerre Larsen - 2018 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 45 (2):189-203.
    ABSTRACTA Danish fitness chain recently introduced a new concept called Bubbles & Squat. Here, fitness training is combined with free champagne and music. In this paper, we examine this new way of bringing parties, alcohol and physical culture together by exploring the possible meaning of it through existential philosophical analysis. We draw in particular on Nietzsche’s distinction between the Apolline and the Dionysiac, as well as his account of great health. On this basis, we analyse Bubbles & Squat as a (...)
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    Defiance in Sport.Kenneth Aggerholm - 2020 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 47 (2):183-199.
    This article examines the role and value of defiance in sport. I argue that defiance is a virtue in sport and make a case for it as a spirited and praiseworthy way of counteracting burdened conditi...
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  7. Get the Last Laugh: On the Humourist as a Developmental Ideal in Invasion Games.Kenneth Aggerholm - forthcoming - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.
     
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    Having The Last Laugh: The Value of Humour in Invasion Games.Kenneth Aggerholm & Lars Tore Ronglan - 2012 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 6 (3):336-352.
    This paper provides an existential analysis of humour as a social virtue in invasion games at the elite sport level. The main argument is that humour in this particular context can be valuable both in the competitive social training environment and in game performance. This is investigated through philosophical and psychological conceptualisations of humour that are used to reveal and analyse the appearance and possible value of a humorous approach in various social situations experienced during invasion games and the associated (...)
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    Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport.Kenneth Aggerholm - 2014 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 8 (2):203-208.
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    The Philosophy of Football.Kenneth Aggerholm - 2020 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 14 (2):282-286.
    Volume 14, Issue 2, May 2020, Page 282-286.
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    Learning in Sport: From Life Skills to Existential Learning.Noora Ronkainen, Kenneth Aggerholm, Tatiana Ryba & Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson - 2020 - Sport, Education and Society 25.
    Youth sport is habitually promoted as an important context for learning that contributes to a person’s broader development beyond sport-specific skills. A growing body of research in this area has operated within a life skills discourse that focuses on useful, positive and decontextualised skills in the production of successful and adaptive citizens. In this paper, we argue that the ideological discourse of life skills, underpinned by ideas about sport-based positive youth development, has unduly narrowed the research on learning in sport (...)
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    Superwomen? Young Sporting Women, Temporality, and Learning Not to Be Perfect.N. Ronkainen, Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Kenneth Aggerholm & Tatiana Ryba - 2020 - International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
    New forms of neoliberal femininity create demanding horizons of expectation for young women. For talented athletes, these pressures are intensified by the establishment of dual-career discourses that construct the combination of high-performance sport and education as a normative, ‘ideal’ pathway. The pressed time perspective inherent in dual-careers requires athletes to employ a variety of time-related skills, especially for young women who aim to live up to ‘superwoman’ ideals that valorize ‘success’ in all walks of life. Drawing on existential phenomenology, and (...)
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