How do different academic disciplines use the term ‘Spirituality’?

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In this video, Dr David Webster talks to Knut Melvær about the different ways a variety of academic areas use the term ‘Spirituality':

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See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

Asking Knut Melvær about his Study of Spirituality in 20th Century Norway

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In this video, Dr David Webster asks Knut Melvær about his Study of Spirituality in 20th Century Norway – and this raises some general issues about the nature and study of Spirituality more widely:

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Talking to Knut Melvær about the term ‘Spirituality’

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In this video, Dr David Webster asks Knut Melvær about the notion of Spirituality – and Knut gives us some of the historical context:

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What is meant by the phrase ‘Otherkin’?

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In this video, Dr David Webster asks Venetia Robertson (Sydney) what is meant by the term ‘Otherkin’.

At http://sydney.academia.edu/VenetiaRobertson you can see some of Venetia’s published work on Therianthropy, mermaids, Brony fandom and more..

[the sound is a bit blowy at the start - due to the wind, but improves for most of the video!]

Sport as form of moral education. Can Sport make us Good?

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In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall whether sport can feature in our moral education – whether it contributes to character formation. In short – can sport make us good?

This video really just acts as a starting point – and there are some very complex and substantial issues to explore in Sports ethics. A good place to read up on these – with lots of topical material – is the ‘Sports Ethicist’ blog which you can find at http://sportsethicist.com/

Dr Ryall teaches at the Oxstalls campus of the University of Gloucestershire, and is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport.

You can find her blog at http://emilyryall.net – and you can find her on twitter as @emilyryall (Dave is also on there as @davidwebster)

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Is Sport a form of Art? A video interview with Dr Emily Ryall.

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In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall whether sport can, in some sense, be regarded as ‘art’..

Those interested in this topic may also want to visit http://newbooksinsports.com/2012/02/13/stephen-mumford-watching-sport-aesthetics-ethics-and-emotion-routledge-2011/ where Stephen Mumford is interviewed (audio, 1 hour) on related issues.

Dr Ryall teaches at the Oxstalls campus of the University of Gloucestershire, and is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport.

You can find her blog at http://emilyryall.net – and you can find her on twitter as @emilyryall (Dave is also on there as @davidwebster)

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Should we regard Elite Athletes as Heroes?

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In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall  whether we should regard elite athletes are heroes? Don’t they make better heroes than reality TV stars?

Dr Ryall teaches at the Oxstalls campus of the University of Gloucestershire, and is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport.

You can find her blog at http://emilyryall.net – and you can find her on twitter as @emilyryall (Dave is also on there as @davidwebster)

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/