Why is sport so important among participants and spectators when its goals seem so pointless? Stephen Mumford’s book introduces the reader to a host of philosophical topics found in sport, and argues that sports activities reflect diverse human experiences – including important values that we continue to contest. The author explores physicality, competition, how sport is best defined, ethics in sport, and issues of inclusion such as disability sports, the gender divide, and transgender athletes. His book is written for anyone who is thoughtful, a sports enthusiast, or both, and will deepen our understanding of sport and its place in our lives. This new series offers short and personal perspectives by expert thinkers on topics that we all encounter in our everyday lives.