There are 11 included publications by Adam Berg :

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The Compatibility of Zero-Sum Logic and Mutualism in Sport 2018 222 This essay argues that within competitive sport zero-sum logic and the theory of mutualism are compatible and complementary. Drawing on Robert Simon’s theory of mutualism and Scott Kretchmar’s argument for zero-sum logic, this article shows how athle...
Escaping into Nature: The Making of a Sportsman-Conservationist and Environmental Historian [Book Review] 2016 286 A review of the book “Escaping into Nature: The Making of a Sportsman-Conservationist and Environmental Historian” by John F. Reiger.
The Ethos of Excellence 2015 387 The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the normative role of conventions in sports. However, the approach I have in mind does not dispatch the theory of interpretivism. What I offer is a synthesis that aims to show how interpretivism works...
Exertional Heat Stroke of Max Gilpin: A Preventable Death 2019 34 Exertional heat stroke (EHS) is a medical emergency whose likelihood in sport settings is often contingent on environmental factors, team policies, coaching strategies, and broader cultural expectations. Moreover, when it occurs, it requires immediat...
Finding Wilderness through Games 2015 398 In forms of physical recreation associated with ‘wilderness experiences’, such as backcountry hiking or mountain climbing, technology is omnipresent. As a result, some may wonder whether genuine wilderness experiences are possible. In this essay, I a...
The Flying Finn's American Sojourn: Hannes Kolehmainen in the United States, 1912–1921 2012 646 Shortly after he won three gold medals and one silver medal in distance running events at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, Finland's Hannes Kolehmainen immigrated to the United States. He spent nearly a decade living in Brooklyn, plying his trade as a ma...
Getting Physical: The Rise of Fitness Culture in America [Book Review] 2015 838 A review of the book “Getting Physical: The Rise of Fitness Culture in America” by Shelly McKenzie.
Philosophy and Sport [Book Review] 2016 231 A review of the book “Philosophy and Sport” edited by Anthony O’Hear.
Questions of Athletic Excellence and Justice in Sport 2017 230 This essay delineates and analyzes two kinds of questions that sport ethicists tend to ask: (1) questions about athletic excellence and (2) questions about justice. To pass ethical judgements when delving into questions concerning athletic excellence...
“To Conquer Myself”: The New Strenuosity and the Emergence of “Thru-hiking” on the Appalachian Trail in the 1970s 2015 689 In the early 1970s hundreds of hikers began to traverse all 2,000-plus miles of the Appalachian Trail in a single effort. Spanning from Maine to Georgia, today over 14,000 have trekked across the entirety of the famed “wilderness footpath.” A particu...
Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West. [Book Review] 2016 317 A review of the book “Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West” by Jen Corrine Brown.