Sports, Virtues and Vices: Morality Plays
Routledge, 21 մյս, 2008 թ. - 236 էջ
Sports have long played an important role in society. By exploring the evolving link between sporting behaviour and the prevailing ethics of the time this comprehensive and wide-ranging study illuminates our understanding of the wider social significance of sport.
The primary aim of Sports, Virtues and Vices is to situate ethics at the heart of sports via ‘virtue ethical’ considerations that can be traced back to the gymnasia of ancient Greece. The central theme running through the book is that sports are effectively modern morality plays: universal practices of moral education for the masses and - when coached, officiated and played properly - a valuable vehicle for ethical development.
Including a wealth of contemporary sporting examples, the book explores key ethical issues such as:
Written by one of the world's foremost sports philosophers, this book powerfully unites the fields of sports ethics and medical ethics. It is essential reading for all students and scholars with an interest in the ethics and philosophy of sport.
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The precise details of this cultural practice is unknown, so I offer here the merest
sketch to make the point I wish to at the beginning ofthis book on the ethics of
sports. Around this time, travelling circuses not only brought entertainment to the
I offer below a thumbnail sketch of each chapter. In Chapter 1, I give an account
of the nature of sports. Ihighlight the ethical core of sport and relate it to its
gratuitous logic (Suits, 1978), the very fact that in engaging in sports we
In Chapter 6, I offer an account of racism as a vice. While the sociological and
political anti-racist literatures often present us with a simplistic dichotomy (either
one is racist or not racist) I offer a dispositional account that holds that one cannot
But to stipulate such a meaning is itself like offering a prescriptive definition. Why
should one not offer a definition that bore no reference to the motivations of the
gamewrights? Analysis is supposed to offer more than mere prescriptive ...
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