Sport Ethics Applications for Fair Play

ISBN-10: 0072462094

ISBN-13: 9780072462098

Edition: 3rd 2003

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This book challenges you to consider ethical dilemmas in sport and find out where you stand. Featuring a strong background in the philosophy, history, and sociology of sport, it offers new perspectives on the ethical issues facing athletes today -- in youth sports, intercollegiate athletics, the Olympics, and professional sports. With its thought-provoking questions and real-life situations, this book focuses on the theme of moral reasoning and the issues of what winning really means. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $126.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Preface
Theoretical Framework for Moral Reasoning
The Process of Moral Reasoning
Everyday Ethical Problems in Sport
Is This a Scenario about Moral Values? Why?
A Certain Perspective
Impartiality
Consistency
Reflection
Summary
Issues and Dilemmas
Values, Principles, and You
Making Choices
What Is an Ethical Dilemma?
Selecting Values
Moral Values
Selecting Four Values
Justice: Moral Value One
Honesty: Moral Value Two
Responsibility: Moral Value Three
Beneficence: Moral Value Four
Writing Principles
Justice: Principle One--Do Not Be Unfair
Honesty: Principle Two--Do Not Lie, Cheat, or Steal
Responsibility: Principle Three--Do Not Be Irresponsible
Beneficence: Principle Four--Do Not Be Uncivil
Questioning a Principle
Colliding Values in Everyday Life
The Problem with Principles--Never Tell a Lie
A Principle and Its Demands
A Scenario about Cheating
Summary
Issues and Dilemmas
Application and Strategy: Thinking about the Game Plan
Steps in Thinking Through a Moral Problem
Are Any Moral Principles Violated?
Are Any Moral Rules Violated?
Is This Case an Exception?
Are the Rules Justified?
How Can the Rules Be Changed?
Obstacles and Fallacies in Reasoning
Skepticism
Cultural and Relative Ethics
Dogmatism
False Obstruction of Theory and Practice
Other Obstacles: Fallacies in Reasoning
The Fallacy of Authority
Ad Hominem Arguments
Misplaced and Improperly Placed Authority
The Appeal to Force
The Appeal to Pity and Ridicule
Begging the Question
Equivocation
Psychological Obstacles
A Final Comment on Courage
Summary
Issues and Dilemmas
Application of Moral Reasoning to Sport
Intimidation, Competition, and Sportsmanship
Intimidation and Its Role in Competition
Defining Intimidation
Coaching Intimidation: Purposeful
Coaching Intimidation: Nonpurposeful
Intimidation from the Player's Point of View
Intimidation by the Athlete: Purposeful
Physical Intimidation: Purposeful
Nonpurposeful Psychological and Physiological Intimidation
Physical Intimidation: Nonpurposeful
External Forms of Intimidation
Summary
Issues and dilemmas
Violence in Sport
Types and Purposes of Rules
Constitutive Rules
Proscriptive Rules
Sportsmanship Rules
Ethical Conduct or Not
Is Winning the Only Thing?
Categorical Imperatives
How Violence Affects Sport
Why Violence Exists
Why Violent Behavior Is Taught
Why Violence Is Condoned
Why and How Violence Is Rewarded
The Impact of Violence on Sport
Recommendations
Summary
Issues and Dilemmas
Eligibility in Sport
Historical and Sociological Perspectives
Youth Sport
Interscholastic Sport
Intercollegiate Sport
Olympic Sport
Eligibility and Moral Reasoning
Ethical Dilemmas Regarding Eligibility
Summary
Issues and Dilemmas
Sport Elimination
Competitive Athletics Are Not For Everyone
Factors Leading to Sport Dropout
Lack of Skills
Not Fun Anymore
Pressures to Win
Sport Burnout
Physical Burnout
Psychological Burnout
Social Burnout
Summary
Issues and Dilemmas
Commercialized Sport
Sport for Public Relations and Promotions
Youth Sport
Interscholastic Sport
Intercollegiate Sport
Professional Sport
Commercialized Sport as a Business
Youth Sport and Interscholastic Sport
Intercollegiate Sport
Professional Sport
Sport as Entertainment
Youth and Interscholastic Sport
Intercollegiate Sport
Professional Sport
Sport as a Transmitter of Economic Values
Economic Concerns and Rule Violations
Youth Sport
Intercollegiate Sport
Ethical Dilemmas Relative to Commercialization
Summary
Issues and Dilemmas
Racial Equity: African Americans in Sport
Historical Perspective of Racial Inequity in Sport
From Exclusion to Opportunities Limited by Economic Realities
School Segregation Gives Way to Integration
Integration of Intercollegiate Sport
Professional Sport
Societal Attitudes
Are Organizational Policies Affecting African Americans Disproportionately?
Role Models
Stacking and a Quota System
African American Athletes as Portrayed in the Media
Dispelling Myths
Recommendations
Summary
Issues and Dilemmas
Gender Equity in Sport
Historical Perspectives
Gender Inequity in Sport
Limited Opportunities
Governing Organizations and Policies for Women's Intercollegiate Athletics
Title IX
Outcomes of Change
Interscholastic Sport Changes for Girls
Societal Attitudes
Continuing Questions
Moral Education
Summary
Issues and Dilemmas
Application of Moral Reasoning in Other Physical Activity Settings
Ergogenic Aids for Sport Performance
Use of Ergogenic Aids
Stimulants
Depressants
Anabolic Steroids
Human Growth Hormone
Blood Doping
Beta-Blockers
The Dilemmas of Drug Testing
Opposition to Drug Testing
Thwarting Drug Testing
Justifications for Drug Testing
Educating against Drug Use in Sport
Other Related Issues
Taking Ergogenic Aids that May Cause Health Problems
Using Ergogenic Aids for Weight Gain and Loss
Possible Changes in How Drugs Are Viewed in Sport
Summary
Issues and Dilemmas
Ethical Considerations of Technology in Sport
A Sporting Challenge
An Alternative Argument
Direct Harm
Technology in a Bottle
Summary: The Fine Line
Issues and Dilemmas
Sport Science, Physical Education, and Research
Professional Responsibility in the Workplace
Professional Responsibility as Part of Our Social and Ethical Responsibilities to Society
Understanding Professional Responsibility
Sport Science Example
Discussion
A Question of Professional Loyalty
Being a Professional and Its Relationship to Professional Ethics
Codes of Ethics
Codes of Ethics in Physical Education
Codes of Ethics in Sport Science and Research
Human Subjects Review Boards in Research
Informed Consent in Research
Summary
Issues and Dilemmas
Epilogue: Morality in Sport
Moral Reasoning: A Review
Moral and Nonmoral Values: A Review
Moral Reasoning in Relation to Sport and Social Issues: A Review
Moral Reasoning In Relation to the Sport Science Discipline: A Review
Issues and Dilemmas
A Look to the Future
Glossary
Index
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