Sport as form of moral education. Can Sport make us Good?

In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall whether sport can feature in our moral education – whether it contributes to character formation. In short – can sport make us good?

This video really just acts as a starting point – and there are some very complex and substantial issues to explore in Sports ethics. A good place to read up on these – with lots of topical material – is the ‘Sports Ethicist’ blog which you can find at http://sportsethicist.com/

Dr Ryall teaches at the Oxstalls campus of the University of Gloucestershire, and is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport.

You can find her blog at http://emilyryall.net – and you can find her on twitter as @emilyryall (Dave is also on there as @davidwebster)

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Is Sport a form of Art? A video interview with Dr Emily Ryall.

In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall whether sport can, in some sense, be regarded as ‘art’..

Those interested in this topic may also want to visit http://newbooksinsports.com/2012/02/13/stephen-mumford-watching-sport-aesthetics-ethics-and-emotion-routledge-2011/ where Stephen Mumford is interviewed (audio, 1 hour) on related issues.

Dr Ryall teaches at the Oxstalls campus of the University of Gloucestershire, and is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport.

You can find her blog at http://emilyryall.net – and you can find her on twitter as @emilyryall (Dave is also on there as @davidwebster)

Find us on twitter @RPEatGlos, or see our Course Blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.com

 

Should we regard Elite Athletes as Heroes?

In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall  whether we should regard elite athletes are heroes? Don’t they make better heroes than reality TV stars?

Dr Ryall teaches at the Oxstalls campus of the University of Gloucestershire, and is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport.

You can find her blog at http://emilyryall.net – and you can find her on twitter as @emilyryall (Dave is also on there as @davidwebster)

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/