Fair Play

The Ethics of Sport


By Robert L. Simon

By Cesar R. Torres

By Peter F. Hager

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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.

On Sale
Aug 5, 2014
Page Count
272 pages
Avalon Publishing

Robert L. Simon

About the Author

Robert L. Simon is Bartlett Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College. He is the author (with Norman E. Bowie) of The Individual and the Political Order and editor of The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport.

Cesar R. Torres is Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. He is the editor of The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport and the Associate Editor of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport.

Peter F. Hager is Associate Professor of Sport Studies at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, where he has taught since 2000.

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