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Question about Animals, Ethics, Sport - Jean Kazez responds

I have two questions about hunting and fishing: First, is it is ethical to use powerful machinery and high-technology to find and harvest fish and game? Second, is "professional" fishing ethical? It...

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Question about Ethics, Sport - Douglas Burnham responds

My question deals with fair play and the relative value that we ascribe to victories in sports that are either earned through no apparent cheating or that are earned through a clear (though at the...

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Question about Sport - Eddy Nahmias responds

Any thoughts on being for or against bullfighting? Response from: Eddy Nahmias I am against needless animal suffering, such as factory farming, so I should probably be against bullfighting. But it...

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Question about Sport - Douglas Burnham responds

How can we precisely define cheating in sports? It does not appear sufficient to say that any instance of willful rule-breaking in sports counts as cheating. For instance, no one would say that one...

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Question about Sport, Truth - Eddy Nahmias responds

Does there exist objective truths about what football (soccer) team is the best? My friends keep telling me that it's possible, on the basis of statistics, to say that Spain objectively is the best...

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Question about Sport - Charles Taliaferro responds

Dear Philosophers, My question is about the morality of actions in games. Can our behaviors in a game - however friendly or cruel if they are inside the borders of the game's rules - be regarded as...

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Question about Sport - Allen Stairs responds

I am a soccer fanatic. I watch as much soccer as possible. So it was no question that I saw the Women's World Cup Final. But as I watched the US play Japan in the Women's World Cup Final, I became...

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Question about Sport - Oliver Leaman responds

When playing games, be they sports, board games, video games or what have you, there are almost always fixed rules, and violating these rules is usually accepted to be illegal within the game....

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Question about Sport - Allen Stairs responds

In sports (especially boxing) fans love to rank the best boxers, players or teams. So when ranking the Greatest Boxers of All-Time -- is it ethical to include boxers you or anyone else (alive) have...

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Question about Sport - Oliver Leaman responds

Is it immoral to play poker (a game that inherently involves bluffing) full time to make a living even if it is more profitable for someone than a traditional job? Even if we consider it a sport akin...

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