The Rockford University Philosophy Department is offering a new course this spring: PHIL 340 Philosophy of Sport.
An inquiry into philosophical ideas and issues in sport. Topics and readings will vary, but may include: the nature and definition of sport, the mind-body relationship in sport, the effects of technology on sport, epistemological issues in officiating, and the aesthetics of sport.
The course will be using Heather Reid’s Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport as well as supplemental articles from the philosophy of sport literature. The course does carry a pre-requisite of a previous philosophy class. Of course, if you have taken my Sports Ethics class, then you have satisfied this requirement.
The course meets T/TH, 1-2:15 pm. Please contact me if you have any questions about the course.
I am very excited to announce that The Sports Ethicist is starting a radio show/podcast.
The Sports Ethicist Show will air on Rockford College Radio each Monday at 6 pm (Central).
The first episode will air March 25 at 6 pm (Central) and features my colleague English Professor Michael Perry as we tackle the issue of “What is Sport?”
If you have questions or issues you would like The Sports Ethicist to answer or discuss on the air, send them to me:
*I may read your email/tweet/facebook message on air, so if you don’t want me to say your name, please let me know in your message.
Whether one is a participant, a casual spectator, a die-hard fan, or a critic, sport, in all its varieties and forms, play a significant role in the lives of most people through out the world. Sports and competitions have long been a part of human civilization and raise a wide range of important philosophical and ethical issues. This blog will examine these issues and explore both the ethical implications of sport and the ways sport can teach us about ethics and human life.