10 episodes

The Sports Ethicist Show discusses the many ethical and philosophical issues that arise in and around sport.

The Sports Ethicist – Rockford College Radio The Sports Ethicist – Rockford College Radio

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The Sports Ethicist Show discusses the many ethical and philosophical issues that arise in and around sport.

    The Sports Ethicist Show: Diving and Cheating in Soccer

    The Sports Ethicist Show: Diving and Cheating in Soccer

    Diving, flopping, going to ground, whatever you call it, it is a controversial issue in sport, especially in Soccer. Is it wrong? What is the nature of the wrongness? Is it cheating? Mike Austin, professor of philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University joins Shawn Klein to discuss these issues.  

    • 56 min
    The Sports Ethicist Show: Ethical Issues in Horse Racing

    The Sports Ethicist Show: Ethical Issues in Horse Racing

    It’s the season of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Horse Racing. Horse racing raises is exciting and thrilling, but it also raises several ethical and philosophical issues: doping, horse welfare, genetic manipulation, and breeding and body types. Rockford University Biology professor Sean Beckmann joins the show to discuss some of these issues. 

    • 58 min
    The Sports Ethicist Show: Sports Studies Symposium 2014

    The Sports Ethicist Show: Sports Studies Symposium 2014

    The 3rd annual Sports Studies Symposium was held April 25, 2014. In this episode, the symposium participants discuss the ideas raised by the papers given at the symposium. In the first part of the episode, Mike Perry and Shawn E. Klein talk with Sean Beckmann and Kevin Schieman about the 10,000 hour rule and what […]

    • 56 min
    The Sports Ethicist- Boston Breakdown with Joe

    The Sports Ethicist- Boston Breakdown with Joe

    Joe Danker and Shawn Klein discuss things Boston sports in this episode of The Sports Ethicist. What defines a successful season? How important is it for the Bruins to get to and win the Stanley Cup this year? Are the Red Sox in a grace period after winning the World Series? Is it wrong for […]

    • 58 min
    The Sports Ethicist- The Paradox of Fandom

    The Sports Ethicist- The Paradox of Fandom

    The Paradox of Fandom   In this episode of The Sports Ethicist Show, we focus on the value of being a sports fan. In her paper, “Being a Sports Fan: Paradox and Intrinsic Value,” Prof. Gwen Bradford (Rice University) defends a view of the value of being a sports fan based on the idea that […]

    • 53 min
    The Sports Ethicist Show: Rule Changes in Sport

    The Sports Ethicist Show: Rule Changes in Sport

    Rules are an essential part of sport. They define it, they govern it.  But what about changing the rules? Three recent rule changes have gained national attention recently: expanded MLB replay, limiting home plate collisions in MLB, and penalizing the use of the ‘N’ word in the NFL. Shawn Klein and frequent guest, Mike Perry, […]

    • 50 min

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