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Ethics of Sports A Reader

ISBN-10: 0415478618
ISBN-13: 9780415478618
Edition: 2010
Authors: Mike J. McNamee
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 506
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction to sports ethics
The roots of sports ethics: games, play, sports
Introduction
Construction of a definition
Nature and significance of play as a cultural phenomenon
The game game
Introduction to the appendices
Games and the good-I
Games and the good-II
Sport: an historical phenomenology
Fair contests: rules, spoiling and cheating
Introduction
From test to contest: an analysis of two kinds of counterpoint in sport
The ends of the sports contest
Fairness in sport: an ideal and its consequences
It's not cricket: underarm bowling, legality and the meaning of life
The �hand of God�?
Spoiling: an indirect reflection of sport's moral imperative?
Doping, genetic modification and the ethics of enhancement
Introduction
The athletes' viewpoint
Why not dope? It's still all about the health
Doping under medical control: conceptually possible but impossible in the world of professional sports?
Ethical aspects of controlling genetic doping
Bionic athletes
Whose Prometheus? Transhumanism, biotechnology and the moral topography of sports medicine
Cultures of equality and difference: dis/ability, gender and race
Introduction
Disability or extraordinary talent: Francesco Lentini (three legs) versus Oscar Pistorius (no legs)
Tackling Murderball: masculinity, disability and the big screen
Against sexual discrimination in sports
On the definition of 'woman' in the sport context
I'd rather wear a turban than a rose: a case study of the ethics of chanting
Racism, racist acts and courageous role models
Ethical development in and through sports: rules, virtues and vices
Introduction
What moral educational significance has physical education? A question in need of disambiguation
Sport, ethos and education
Schadenfreude in sports: envy, justice and self-esteem
Athletic virtue: between East and West
The project of a moral laboratory; and particularism
Commercialism, corruption and exploitation in sports
Introduction
The degradation of sport
The moral case against contemporary American sports
Moral philosophy out on the track: what might be done?
Sport and the systematic infliction of pain: a case study of state-sponsored mandatory doping in East Germany
Sharp practice: intensive training and child abuse
Ethics and adventurous activity
Introduction
The value of dangerous sport
Adventure, climbing excellence and the practice of 'bolting'
Kant goes skydiving: understanding the extreme by way of the sublime
Can BASEjumping be morally defended?
Sacred places
Index

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