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A moral theory of sports

Author: Richard James Severson
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The morality of our distant ancestors bears a remarkable resemblance to the moral experiences of modern athletes. This book brings together stories from today's sports world and the moral practices  Read more...

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Severson, Richard James, 1955- author.
Moral theory of sports
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2019
(DLC) 2019008197
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard James Severson
ISBN: 9781538128862 1538128861
OCLC Number: 1084691304
Description: xviii, 191 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The joy of running --
Bullying, teasing, and the birth of conscience --
The land of pretend --
Coaches and referees --
Imitation, ritual, and transcendence --
Excellence without end --
Neuroscience, mirroring, and complementarity --
Fandom: why we watch and care so much --
Cockfighting, gambling, and villages --
Situationism and the dynamics of misbehavior --
Whither the future? --
On moral psychology and ethics.
Responsibility: Richard J. Severson.

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