Over 4,500 copies of the previous edition were sold worldwide. This is a text for students in sport philosophy, sport ethics, sport management and sport studies courses, as well as a reference for professionals with an interest in sport ethics. World-renowned experts examine the moral and ethical issues surrounding sport in contemporary society. The book addresses a broad spectrum of current debates, including sportsmanship, doping, gender roles, social ethics, spectatorship and violence in sport. A completely revamped section on drug use and genetic technology brings readers up-to-date on ethical questions in these controversial and rapidly changing areas. The discussion questions after each essay enhance the book's usability on courses and aid reader understanding.
William Morgan is a professor of sport humanities at Ohio State University in Columbus. He has served as editor and has published extensively in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, currently serving on its editorial review board. He has presented numerous papers on the topic of ethics in sport throughout the world and has written and edited several books on the topic.
Part I. Meta-ethical Considerations of Sport; Part II. Competition and Fair Play: Considerations of Winning, Cheating and Gamesmanship; Part III. The Limits of Being Human: Doping and Genetic Enhancement in Sport; Part IV. Gender and Sexual Equality in Sport; Part V. Select Issues in the Social Ethics of Sport: Violence, Exploitation, Race, Spectatorship and Disability.