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Sports Ethics. An Anthology. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5224641
  • Book
  • November 2002
  • 376 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The essays in this reader examine philosophical issues such as sportsmanship, violence, cheating, drug use, racism, sexism, and gender equity.
  • Examines ethical issues in sports, such as sportsmanship, violence, cheating, drug use, racism, sexism, and gender equity.
  • Includes essays by psychologists, sociologists, coaches, and sports writers.
  • Gives the reader an understanding of the moral significance of sport, and how sports affect society.
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Notes on Contributors.

Foreword by Dean Smith.



Introduction – The Moral Significance of Sport: Jan Boxill..

Part I: Sport and Education:.

1. Sports, Relativism, and Moral Education: Robert L. Simon.

2. Why Everyone Deserves a Sporting Chance: Education, Justice, and School Sports: Janice Moulton.

3. Moral Development and Sport: Character and Cognitive Developmentalism Contrasted: Carwyn Jones and Michael McNamee.

4. Philosopher in the Playground: Notes on the Meaning of Sport: Peter Heinegg.

5. Foul Play: Sports Metaphors as Public Doublespeak: Francine Hardaway.

Part II: Sport and Sportsmanship:.

6. Sportsmanship as a Moral Category: James W. Keating.

7. Three Approaches Toward an Understanding of Sportsmanship: Peter J. Arnold.

8. Deception, Sportsmanship, and Ethics: Kathleen M. Pearson.

9. On Sportsmanship and “Running up the Score”: Nicholas Dixon.

10. Sportmanship and Blowouts: Baseball and Beyond: Randolph M. Feezell.

Part III: Sport and Competition:.

11. The Ethics of Competition: Jan Boxill.

12. On Winning and Athletic Superiority: Nicholas Dixon.

13. In Defense of Writing: R. Scott Kretchmar.

14. Winding Down, Looking Ahead: Dean Smith.

15. Personal Best: W. M. Brown.

16. Fair Play as Respect for the Game: Robert Butcher and Angela Schneider.

Part IV: Sport and Drugs:.

17. Good Competition and Drug-Enhanced Performance: Robert L. Simon.

18. Enhancing Performance in Sports: What is Morally Permissible?: Laura C. Morgan.

19. Sports and Drugs: Are Current Bans Justified?: Michael Lavin.

Part V: Sport and Violence:.

20. What is Sports Violence?: Michael Smith.

21. Values and Violence in Sports Today: The Moral Reasoning Athletes Use in Their Games and in their Lives: Brenda Jo Bredemeier, David L. Shields, Jack C. Horn.

22. Violence and Sports: Robert E. Leach.

Part VI: Sport and Gender:.

23. Sex Equality in Sports: Jane English.

24. Human Equality in Sports: Peter S. Wenz.

25. Gender Equity and Inequity in Athletics: Robert L. Simon.

26. Title IX and Gender Equity: Jan Boxill.

27. Why Women do Better than Men in College Basketball, or “What is Collegiate Sport for, Anyway?”: Nicholas Hunt-Bull.

28. Women, Self-Possession, and Sport: Catharine MacKinnon.

29. Stronger Women: Mariah Burton Nelson.

30, The Sports Closet: Liz Galst.

Part VII: Sport and Racial Issues:.

31. Racial Differences in Sports: What's Ethics Got To Do With It?: Albert Mosely.

32. Race and College Sport: A Long Way to Go: Richard E. Lapchick.

33. Sport and Stereotype: From Role Model to Muhammad Ali: Mike Marqusee.

Part VIII: Sport and Role Models:.

34. Do Celebrated Athletes have Special Responsibilities to be Good Role Models? An Imagined Dialog between Charles Barkley and Karl Malone: Christopher Wellman.

35. Get the Message?: Rick Reilly.


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Jan Boxill University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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