Published in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport in 1992, Nicholas Dixon’s paper: “On Sportsmanship and Running up the Score” spurred a discussion on the ethics of wide-margin victories in sport. Dixon argues against what he calls the Anti-Blowout Thesis. Blowouts are not, on his view, always or necessarily unsporting.
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Related Links and Information:
- Nicholas Dixon, “On Sportsmanship and Running up the Score,” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Vol. 19, 1992, pp 1-13.
- Examined Sport Episode: James Keating, “Sportsmanship as a Moral Category”
- Examined Sport Episode: Randolph Feezell, “Sportsmanship”
- Examined Sport Episode: Peter Arnold, “Three Approaches toward an Understanding of Sportsmanship”
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