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/

 

What is the Philosophy of Sport? A short video interview

In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall what Philosophy of Sport is – whether such a thing as ‘philosophy of sport’ even exists…

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/

 

Mega-Events, Sport, The Football World Cup, The Olympics and ethics…

In this video Dr Dave Webster interviews Dr Malcolm MacLean about Mega-Events, Sport, the Football World Cup, the Olympics and ethics…  We talk about  the utilitarian decision-making process, the Play Fair organisation, the Qatar World Cup, Brazil, allotments in London and much more:

Play Fair describe themselves at http://play-fair.org/about:

Play Fair is a global campaign coordinated by international trade union federations and NGOs; namely the International Trades Union Federation (ITUC), the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF), the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC). The campaign calls on those who organize and profit from sports events to take specific steps to ensure that workers making sporting goods and building venues are not exploited, and that international labour standards are respected in the workplace as well as in the stadium.