Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport

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Westview Press, 2010 - Philosophy - 257 pages
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Addressing both collegiate and professional sports, the updated edition of Fair Play explores the ethical presuppositions of competitive athletics and their connection both to ethical theory and to concrete moral dilemmas that arise in actual athletic competition. A major new section in chapter four examines the ethics of genetically enhancing athletic abilities. Other new material covers the analysis of sports and games according to influential philosopher Bernard Suits; the morality of cheating and the ethics of strategic fouling; and the impact of performance-enhancing drugs on the legitimacy of records. In addition, Simon provides enhanced considerations of the morality of competition in sports, the ethical aspects of violence in sports, and the arguments in defense of intercollegiate sports.

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Robert L. Simon is Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College. A past fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities, he has also served as president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. His books include The Individual and the Political Order, Neutrality and the Academic Ethic, and The Blackwell Guide to Political and Social Philosophy, and he is on the editorial board of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport.

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