Judging athletes’ moral actions: some critical reflections
Taylor and Francis
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Approving or disapproving of athletes’ moral conduct and character is commonplace. In this essay I explore to what extent such judgements are valid and reliable moral judgements. I identify some methodological problems associated with making moral judgements particularly, but not exclusively, from a virtue perspective. I argue that we have no reliable access to states of mind needed to make informed evaluations. Moreover, even if such access was available, the validity of our judgements would be compromised or limited by our own moral character.
Journal of the Philosophy of Sport;
Jones, C. (2019) ‘'Judging athletes' moral actions: some critical reflections’, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. DOI: 10.1080/00948705.2019.1567269.
Article published in Journal of the Philosophy of Sport on 24 January 2019 (online), available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/00948705.2019.1567269. The author’s post-print will be made available in this repository from 24 July 2020.
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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