Examined Sport: Nicholas Dixon, “Boxing, Paternalism, and Legal Moralism”

In this episode of Examined Sport, I discuss Nicholas Dixon’s “Boxing, Paternalism, and Legal Moralism” published in Social Theory and Practice in April 2001. While Dixon is not the first to address moral questions about the sport of boxing, this paper is important because Dixon focuses on what he calls pre-emptive paternalism as the basis for restrictions on boxing. This conception of paternalism has since been influential in the philosophy of sport on a wide range of issues from doping to banning of American football.

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One response to “Examined Sport: Nicholas Dixon, “Boxing, Paternalism, and Legal Moralism”

  1. Pingback: Examined Sport: Nicholas Dixon, “A Moral Critique of Mixed Martial Arts” | The Sports Ethicist

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