Fair Play : The Ethics of Sport


Fair Play : The Ethics of Sport



By Robert L. Simon, César R. Torres (College at Brockport faculty member), Peter F. Hager (College at Brockport faculty member).

Includes a short discussion of the view of Scott Kretchmar (former College at Brockport faculty member) on pages 5-53.

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.



Publication Date


Publication Information

4th edition.

Boulder, CO : Westview Press, c2015.

xii, 256 pages ; 23 cm.


Sports Studies


Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education


Located in Drake Library at: GV706.3 .S56 2015

CONTENTS: Introduction: The Ethics of Sports -- Theories of Sport: Frameworks for Evaluation -- Ethics in Competition: Cheating, Good Sports and Tainted Victories -- Drugs, Genes, and Enhancing Performance in Sport -- Gender Equity in Sport : What Does Justice Require? -- Sports on Campus : Intercollegiate Sports and Their Critics -- The Commercialization of Sport : Marketing and Corruption in Competitive Athletics -- Sport, Moral Education, and Social Responsibility.

Fair Play : The Ethics of Sport