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Why Sports Morally Matter is a deeply critical examination of pressing ethical issues in sports – and in society as a whole.

Author: William Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134246786

Category: Business & Economics

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When we accept that advertisers and sponsors dictate athletic schedules, that success in sport is measured by revenue, that athletes’ loyalties lie with their commercial agents instead of teams and that game rules exist to be tested and broken in the pursuit of a win, what does our regard for sport say about the moral and political well-being of our society? Why Sports Morally Matter is a deeply critical examination of pressing ethical issues in sports – and in society as a whole. Exploring the broad historical context of modern America, William J. Morgan argues that the current state of sports is a powerful indictment of our wealth-driven society and hyper-individualistic way of life. Taking on critics from all sides of the political debate, Morgan makes the case that, despite the negating effect of free market values, sport still possesses important features that encourage social, moral and political values crucial to the flourishing of a democratic polity. It is this potential to transform society and the individual that makes sport a key battleground in the struggle for the moral soul of twenty-first century America.
2006-08-21 By William Morgan

Why Sports Morally Matter draws on philosophical discourse to offer an immanent critique of contemporary American sports. Morgan offers an innovative analysis since it raises ethical and social issues about sport in the context of a ...

Author: William Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134246793

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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When we accept that advertisers and sponsors dictate athletic schedules, that success in sport is measured by revenue, that athletes’ loyalties lie with their commercial agents instead of teams and that game rules exist to be tested and broken in the pursuit of a win, what does our regard for sport say about the moral and political well-being of our society? Why Sports Morally Matter is a deeply critical examination of pressing ethical issues in sports – and in society as a whole. Exploring the broad historical context of modern America, William J. Morgan argues that the current state of sports is a powerful indictment of our wealth-driven society and hyper-individualistic way of life. Taking on critics from all sides of the political debate, Morgan makes the case that, despite the negating effect of free market values, sport still possesses important features that encourage social, moral and political values crucial to the flourishing of a democratic polity. It is this potential to transform society and the individual that makes sport a key battleground in the struggle for the moral soul of twenty-first century America.
2006-08-21 By William Morgan

ABOUT THE EDITOR William J. Morgan , PhD , is a professor of sport humanities and interim director of the Center for ... in sport throughout the world and has written and edited several books on the topic : Why Sports Morally Matter ...

Author: William John Morgan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736064281

Category: Medical

Page: 473

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This is a text for students in sport philosophy, sport ethics, sport management and sport studies courses, as well as a reference for professionals with an interest in sport ethics. World-renowned experts examine the moral and ethical issues surrounding sport in contemporary society, addressing current debates.

Romanov, quoted in Robert Edelman, Serious Fun: A History of Spectator Sports in the USSR (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993), 122. 40. ... William J. Morgan, Why Sports Morally Matter (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2006), 7. 55.

Author: Heather Reid

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742570610

Category: Philosophy

Page: 251

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Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport begins with the history of sport, delves into both the metaphysics and ethics of sport, and also addresses dimensions of the social and political elements of sport. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of sport with a straightforward layout that professors can plan and build their courses around.
2012 By Heather Reid

calls) would help to put competitive sport on a better moral ground.35 Sports where conflicts are not immediately one-on-one ... 6 Simon, Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport; William J. Morgan, Why Sports Morally Matter (New York: Routledge, ...

Author: Cesar R. Torres

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408182581

Category: Philosophy

Page: 476

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The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport features specially commissioned essays from a team of leading international scholars. The book, by providing an overview of the advances in the philosophical understanding of sport (and related practices), serves as a measure of the development of the philosophy of sport but it also constitutes an expression of the discipline's state of the art. The book includes a critical analysis of the historical development of philosophic ideas about sport, three essays on the research methods typically used by sport philosophers, twelve essays that address vital issues at the forefront of key research areas, as well as four essays on topics of future disciplinary concern. The book also includes a glossary of key terms and concepts, an essay on resources available to researchers and practitioners, an essay on careers opportunities in the discipline, and an extensive annotated bibliography of key literature.
2014-05-16 By Cesar R. Torres

And thus we can say, without contradiction, that competitive sport is both playful and diversionary and yet ... It also matters whether we play the game badly, given our own potential and preparation. ... Why Sports Morally Matter.

Author: Mike McNamee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134119141

Category: Philosophy

Page: 472

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The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport is a landmark publication in sport studies. It goes further than any book has before in tracing the contours of the discipline of the philosophy of sport and in surveying the core themes, approaches and theories that form its disciplinary fabric. The book explores the ways in which an understanding of philosophy can inform our understanding of important prevailing issues in sport. Edited by two of the most significant figures in the development of the philosophy of sport, Mike McNamee and Bill Morgan, and with contributions from many of the world’s leading sport philosophers, this is an invaluable companion reference volume for any course in the social scientific study of sport, and an essential addition to the bookshelf of any serious scholar of the philosophy and/or ethics of sport.
2015-03-05 By Mike McNamee

3; and William J. Morgan, Why Sports Morally Matter (New York: Routledge, 2006). 2. James Michener, Sports in America (New York: Random House, 1976), 17. 3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Exercise or Physical Activity,” ...

Author: Robert L. Simon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429972201

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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Addressing both collegiate and professional sports, the updated edition of Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport 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. This fourth edition has been updated with new examples, including a discussion of Spygate by the New England Patriots and recent discoveries on the use of performance enhancing drugs by top athletes. Two additional authors, Cesar R. Torres and Peter F. Hager, bring to this edition a discussion of the moral issues involved in youth sports and the ethics of being a fan, as well as a fresh perspective on the theories of broad internalism and the quest for excellence. Furthermore, major criticisms of broad internalism by philosophers William J. Morgan and Scott Kretchmar add a new dimension to the discussion on the moral foundations of winning.
2018-09-03 By Robert L. Simon

In his book Why Sports Morally Matter, Bill Morgan suggests that modern sport merely reflects the current attitudes and culture of wider society and argues that sport's current focus upon the 'free market' and 'external value' reflects ...

Author: Emily Ryall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408188583

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Philosophy of Sport: Key Questions provides an accessible and comprehensive guide to the philosophy of sport. Each chapter is framed by a question that explores the main issues, ideas and literature in the field ranging from questions about the nature and value of sport, the sporting body, aesthetics and ethics. Students are given the opportunity to consider significant debates in the philosophy of sport and each chapter is supplemented by independent study questions. Each section also contains short insightful interviews with eminent scholars in order to give a broader understanding of the history and development of the subject. The main themes covered within this text include: the nature of sport; sport and the body; aesthetics and the aesthetic value of sport; a consideration of fair play, rules and the ethos of sport; the nature of competition; the application and effect of technology on sport and introductions to contemporary ethical issues such as doping, violence, disability, patriotism, elitism and sexual equality, as well as a broader reflection on the connection between sport and moral development.
2016-05-19 By Emily Ryall

Transhumanism, biotechnology and the moral topography of sports medicine” by Mike McNamee (in Sport, ... Why Sports Morally Matter by William J. Morgan (Routledge, 2006b) is effectively an ethical critique of American sports and, ...

Author: Ellis Cashmore

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415552202

Category: Social Science

Page: 586

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This book looks at sport not just as recreation, but as an integral part of contemporary culture, with connections to industry, commerce and politics. It explores the history and theories of sport, and touches on more controversial issues.
2010 By Ellis Cashmore

And when these social meanings are put to work to wall off baseball and its athletic kin from an avaricious market, ... The same sort of communal attachment to sport is apparent in an example I featured in Why Sports Morally Matter ...

Author: Alan Bairner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317646679

Category: Political Science

Page: 546

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Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany to the civil unrest that preceded the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, sport and politics have remained symbiotic bedfellows. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics goes further than any other book in surveying the complex, embedded relationships between sport and politics. With sections addressing ideologies, nation and statehood, corporate politics, political activism, social justice, and the politics of sports events, it introduces the conceptual foundations that underpin our understanding of the sport-politics nexus and examines emergent issues in this field of study. Including in-depth case studies from North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this is an essential reference for anybody with an interest in the social scientific study of sport.
2016-10-04 By Alan Bairner