Sports Ethics Show: The Value of Playoffs and Championships

New Sports Ethics Show Episode
Baseball playoffs are in full swing with both American and National League Championship Series opening this weekend. For baseball fans, this is one of the most exciting parts of the baseball season. But are we getting something wrong? Is there something wrong with having playoffs decide champions? Are there better ways of determining champions and organizing sport competitions? Dr. Aaron Harper of West Liberty University discusses these questions and related issues with Shawn E. Klein.

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Related Links

  • Nicholas Dixon (1999) “On Winning and Athletic Superiority,” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 26:1, 10-26.
  • Cesar R. Torres & Peter F. Hager (2011) “The Desirability of the Season Long Tournament: A Response to Finn,” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 38:1, 39-54.
  • Stephen Finn (2009) “In Defense of the Playoff System,” Journal of
    the Philosophy of Sport
    , 36:1, 66-75.
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  1. Pingback: Aaron Harper on Playoffs | The Sports Ethicist

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