AUC Interpretationes (Acta Universitatis Carolinae Interpretationes Studia Philosophica Europeanea) is a philosophical journal focusing on 20th-century European philosophy, particularly French and German philosophy, and phenomenology.

AUC INTERPRETATIONES, Vol 8 No 2 (2018), 53–66

Zombies ou diplomates : ontologies des sports extrêmes

[Zombies or diplomats: extreme sports ontologies]

Gauthier Dierickx

published online: 30. 06. 2020


The objective of the paper consists in the examination of the ambiguous relationship between ecology and extreme sports in order to highlight both the opportunities and impasses the latter represent for contemporary ecological issues. Indeed, extreme sports are generally only perceived as the embodiment of what Ghassan Hage calls “generalised domestication”. This concept represents a way of living and constituting a surrounding world and the others in which everything is deemed worthwhile only insofar as a certain value can be extracted from them. However, I shall argue that they could as well propose ontological alternatives to this generalised domestication by creating a world underlain by mutual relationships and “diplomacy” with Nature and others.

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