Ethics and College Sports: Ethics, Sports, and the University (Issues in Academic Ethics) (Paperback)

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Ethics and College Sports: Ethics, Sports, and the University (Issues in Academic Ethics) (Paperback)

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Ethics and College Sports is a careful analysis of the root problems in intercollegiate athletics in American universities. It examines the prevalent myths that are regularly used to justify the inclusion of intercollegiate athletics, and all of the abuses and scandals it has brought to university campuses, from a moral perspective. In this book, the myths that amateurism is morally desirable, that sports brings good moral character, and that the elite sports programs raise significant sums of money to support university budgets are dissected. The actual impact of the movement to provide gender equity in athletics programs on campus is discussed and a defensible justification for intercollegiate athletics is offered.
Peter A. French is professor of philosophy and director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780742512733
ISBN-10: 0742512738
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2004
Pages: 193
Language: English
Series: Issues in Academic Ethics