David W. Agler

Philosophy of sport

Critical introduction to philosophical issues in sport, including the nature of sport, fair play, sportsmanship, professionalism, and relevant metaphysical and ethical issues in the practice of sport (e.g. cheating, performance-enhancing drugs, discrimination, violence, fan participation, determining athletic superiority, play, etc.).

Syllabi

Syllabus, Fall 2016

Handouts

Handouts, Fall 2016 (Covers: Theories of Sport, Cheating, Gender Equality, Issues in Collegeiate Sport, and Commercialization)

Slides

Against Cheerleading
Collegiate Ranking Systems
Esports
Sports and Moral Character
PEDs
Transgendered Athletes