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Alasdair MacIntyre and the Philosophy of Sport: a comparative discussion on the concept of practice


The article aimed to present the concept of social practices of the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre, based on its uses in the Philosophy of Sport, and compare it with the concept of bodily practices mobilized in the Brazilian literature in the field of Physical Education. The discussion was carried out from a narrative review of both concepts, seeking to contextualize their epistemological paths, appropriations and possible weaknesses and potentialities. It was possible to verify that MacIntyre's concept of practices is endowed with stability and allows for a structured investigation of specific sports issues, but it has a smaller amplitude of signifiers when compared to the concept of bodily practices.

Philosophy of Sports; Social practices; Bodily practices; Physical Education

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