Sport Ethics: Applications for Fair Play / Edition 3

Sport Ethics: Applications for Fair Play / Edition 3

by Angela Lumpkin, Sharon Kay Stoll, Jennifer Beller

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ISBN-10: 0072462094

ISBN-13: 9780072462098

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This text challenges students to examine how to respond to moral issues and dilemmas in sport. The book includes philosophic theory that has proven effective in the moral development of athletes. The theory is balanced with applications and thought-provoking questions. Each chapter provides a historical and sociological perspective on the issues facing youth,


This text challenges students to examine how to respond to moral issues and dilemmas in sport. The book includes philosophic theory that has proven effective in the moral development of athletes. The theory is balanced with applications and thought-provoking questions. Each chapter provides a historical and sociological perspective on the issues facing youth, interscholastic, intercollegiate, Olympic, and professional sport.

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Table of Contents

Part ITheoretical Framework for Moral Reasoning1
Chapter 1The Process of Moral Reasoning3
Everyday Ethical Problems in Sport5
Is This a Scenario about Moral Values? Why?7
A Certain Perspective9
Issues and Dilemmas17
Chapter 2Values, Principles, and You21
Making Choices21
What Is an Ethical Dilemma?21
Selecting Values23
Moral Values26
Selecting Four Values27
Justice: Moral Value One28
Honesty: Moral Value Two29
Responsibility: Moral Value Three29
Beneficence: Moral Value Four29
Writing Principles30
Justice: Principle One--Do Not Be Unfair31
Honesty: Principle Two--Do Not Lie, Cheat, or Steal31
Responsibility: Principle Three--Do Not Be Irresponsible31
Beneficence: Principle Four--Do Not Be Uncivil31
Questioning a Principle31
Colliding Values in Everyday Life33
The Problem with Principles--Never Tell a Lie34
A Principle and Its Demands35
A Scenario about Cheating36
Issues and Dilemmas39
Chapter 3Application and Strategy: Thinking about the Game Plan41
Steps in Thinking Through a Moral Problem43
Step 1Are Any Moral Principles Violated?43
Step 2Are Any Moral Rules Violated?43
Step 3Is This Case an Exception?43
Step 4Are the Rules Justified?44
Step 5How Can the Rules Be Changed?45
Obstacles and Fallacies in Reasoning46
Cultural and Relative Ethics47
False Obstruction of Theory and Practice47
Other Obstacles: Fallacies in Reasoning47
The Fallacy of Authority47
Ad Hominem Arguments47
Misplaced and Improperly Placed Authority48
The Appeal to Force48
The Appeal to Pity and Ridicule48
Begging the Question48
Psychological Obstacles48
A Final Comment on Courage48
Issues and Dilemmas50
Part IIApplication of Moral Reasoning to Sport53
Chapter 4Intimidation, Competition, and Sportsmanship55
Intimidation and Its Role in Competition55
Defining Intimidation55
Coaching Intimidation: Purposeful56
Coaching Intimidation: Nonpurposeful57
Intimidation from the Player's Point of View57
Intimidation by the Athlete: Purposeful59
Physical Intimidation: Purposeful60
Nonpurposeful Psychological and Physiological Intimidation61
Physical Intimidation: Nonpurposeful62
External Forms of Intimidation63
Issues and dilemmas64
Chapter 5Violence in Sport67
Types and Purposes of Rules68
Constitutive Rules68
Proscriptive Rules68
Sportsmanship Rules69
Ethical Conduct or Not70
Is Winning the Only Thing?70
Categorical Imperatives72
How Violence Affects Sport72
Why Violence Exists72
Why Violent Behavior Is Taught73
Why Violence Is Condoned74
Why and How Violence Is Rewarded75
The Impact of Violence on Sport75
Issues and Dilemmas78
Chapter 6Eligibility in Sport85
Historical and Sociological Perspectives85
Youth Sport86
Interscholastic Sport87
Intercollegiate Sport89
Olympic Sport95
Eligibility and Moral Reasoning96
Ethical Dilemmas Regarding Eligibility97
Issues and Dilemmas101
Chapter 7Sport Elimination109
Competitive Athletics Are Not For Everyone109
Factors Leading to Sport Dropout111
Lack of Skills111
Not Fun Anymore115
Pressures to Win118
Sport Burnout121
Physical Burnout121
Psychological Burnout124
Social Burnout126
Issues and Dilemmas128
Chapter 8Commercialized Sport137
Sport for Public Relations and Promotions139
Youth Sport139
Interscholastic Sport140
Intercollegiate Sport141
Professional Sport143
Commercialized Sport as a Business144
Youth Sport and Interscholastic Sport145
Intercollegiate Sport145
Professional Sport147
Sport as Entertainment147
Youth and Interscholastic Sport147
Intercollegiate Sport148
Professional Sport148
Sport as a Transmitter of Economic Values150
Economic Concerns and Rule Violations150
Youth Sport150
Intercollegiate Sport150
Ethical Dilemmas Relative to Commercialization153
Issues and Dilemmas156
Chapter 9Racial Equity: African Americans in Sport163
Historical Perspective of Racial Inequity in Sport164
From Exclusion to Opportunities Limited by Economic Realities164
School Segregation Gives Way to Integration165
Integration of Intercollegiate Sport165
Professional Sport167
Societal Attitudes167
Are Organizational Policies Affecting African Americans Disproportionately?169
Role Models169
Stacking and a Quota System170
African American Athletes as Portrayed in the Media171
Dispelling Myths171
Issues and Dilemmas175
Chapter 10Gender Equity in Sport183
Historical Perspectives183
Gender Inequity in Sport184
Limited Opportunities185
Governing Organizations and Policies for Women's Intercollegiate Athletics186
Title IX186
Outcomes of Change188
Interscholastic Sport Changes for Girls188
Societal Attitudes190
Continuing Questions192
Moral Education194
Issues and Dilemmas196
Part IIIApplication of Moral Reasoning in Other Physical Activity Settings205
Chapter 11Ergogenic Aids for Sport Performance207
Use of Ergogenic Aids208
Anabolic Steroids210
Human Growth Hormone212
Blood Doping213
The Dilemmas of Drug Testing214
Opposition to Drug Testing214
Thwarting Drug Testing215
Justifications for Drug Testing215
Educating against Drug Use in Sport215
Other Related Issues216
Taking Ergogenic Aids that May Cause Health Problems216
Using Ergogenic Aids for Weight Gain and Loss217
Possible Changes in How Drugs Are Viewed in Sport217
Issues and Dilemmas219
Chapter 12Ethical Considerations of Technology in Sport227
A Sporting Challenge229
An Alternative Argument230
Direct Harm231
Technology in a Bottle232
Summary: The Fine Line232
Issues and Dilemmas234
Chapter 13Sport Science, Physical Education, and Research239
Professional Responsibility in the Workplace239
Professional Responsibility as Part of Our Social and Ethical Responsibilities to Society240
Understanding Professional Responsibility241
Sport Science Example241
A Question of Professional Loyalty243
Being a Professional and Its Relationship to Professional Ethics244
Codes of Ethics244
Codes of Ethics in Physical Education246
Codes of Ethics in Sport Science and Research246
Human Subjects Review Boards in Research247
Informed Consent in Research248
Issues and Dilemmas250
Chapter 14Epilogue: Morality in Sport255
Moral Reasoning: A Review255
Moral and Nonmoral Values: A Review256
Moral Reasoning in Relation to Sport and Social Issues: A Review257
Moral Reasoning In Relation to the Sport Science Discipline: A Review258
Issues and Dilemmas259
A Look to the Future262

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