Fair Play in Sport presents a critical re-working of the classic ideal of fair play and explores its practical consequences for competitive sport. By linking general moral principles and practical cases, the book develops a contemporary theory of fair play.
The book examines many of the key issues in the ethics of sport, including:
* fairness and justice in sport
* moral and immoral interpretation of 'athletic performance'
* what makes a 'good competition'
* the key values of competitive sport.
The notion of fair play is integral to sport as we know and experience it, and is commonly seen as a necessary ethos if competitive sport is to survive and flourish. Fair Play in Sport provides an invaluable guide to the subject for all those with an interest in ethics and the philosophy of sport.
Introduction. Part One - Research Area and Research Questions Introduction. Sport Competitions. Fair Play - Background and Definitions. Summary - Research Area. Research Question. Part Two - Basis for A Rational Morality Introduction. Basis for A Rational Morality. Establishing a Hypothetical Ethical Contract Situation. Specifying the Contract Situation. Summary Part Two. Part Three - Right Sport Competitions - Fairness Introduction. Just Sport Competitions. Summary Part Three. Part Four - Good Sport Competitions - Play Introduction. Good Sport Competitions - A Utilitarian Calculus. Summary Part Four. Part Five - Fair Play in Sport Competitions - A Moral Norm System. Notes. References. Epilogue.