Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Sports and Social Values

By Robert L. Simon (NHC Fellow, 1981–82)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1985

From the publisher’s description:

Sport plays a significant role in the lives of millions of people, both as participants and spectators, and affects the educational system, the economy, and the values of citizens. This gives rise to many conceptual and ethical questions. The book aims to clarify the philosophical presuppositions behind beliefs about competition, violence, sex equality, participation versus excellence, and the proper role of intercollegiate athletics. Examples from a variety of contexts in sports and athletics are used to illustrate the issues discussed. The relationship is stressed between moral issues in sports and the contemporary literature of ethical and political theory.

Philosophy / Sports / Ethics /

Simon, Robert L. (NHC Fellow, 1981–82). Sports and Social Values. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1985.