Ethics of Sports (PHIL 266/001)

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Instructor: Seth Bordner. This course meets Monday – Friday from 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in Caldwell 105.

This course will examine some of the major themes in the burgeoning field of philosophy of sport, paying special attention to a number of important ethical issues. We will look at the nature of sports (and games more generally), sportsmanship and fairness, the role of officials, gender equity, racism, and issues surrounding the use of performance-enhancing drugs. This course is reading intensive. Prior exposure to philosophy is welcome but not required.

Seth Bordner’s webpage