Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

In defense of the philosophy of the railway

Filip Kobiela


Henning Eichberg's paper Do we need an Existential Philosophy of the Railway? Why then a Philosophy of Sport? containing provocative denial of its title question, has a potential to restart an important discussion concerning the identity and condition of the philosophy of sport. But because Eichberg presented some important theses – as I will try to show – without a proper justification, this potential is at risk to be wasted. The goal of this paper is to critically analyze one of his crucial presuppositions and on the ground of this analysis offer another view on the philosophy of sport. The view is thus in one aspect convergent with Eichbergs' perspective, but in another aspect is opposite to it.

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