R. Scott Kretchmar
Professor Emeritus of Exercise and Sports Science
268K Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
Ph.D., 1971, Physical Education, University of Southern California
The metaphysics and ethics of games, play, and sport. Anthropological philosophy, in particular, the role of games and play in human evolution. Theory of mind and the intellectual requirements of sporting activity.
Philosophy and values of physical activity
Ethics of sport
Games and the evolution of human intelligence
2010 The “R. Scott Kretchmar Graduate Student Essay Contest” award established by the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport
2010 Graduate Teaching Award, Penn State University (one recipient, University-wide)
2010 Presidents Award for Excellence in Academic Integration, Penn State University (one recipient University-wide)
Hwang, C. H. and Kretchmar. S. (2010) Aristotle’s golden mean: Its implications for the Doping debate. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, XXXVII,1, 102-121.
Kretchmar, S. (December, 2009). NCAA tax exemption: An assessment of Colombo’s education argument. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 2, 2, 184-201.
Kretchmar, S. (2009). A critical review of “Sport” by Colin McGinn. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, XXXVI, 2, 258-262.
R. Scott Kretchmar vitae
- Domains of Health and Behavior
- Contexts and Social Institutions