Category: sport

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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 […]

  ethics 16 July 2014  

Philosophy of Sport – new video interviews

Over at our video blog, we have a series of new video-interviews about the Philosophy of Sport. They involve interview with Dr Emily Ryall, and can be seen at https://uniofglos.blog/rpe/category/sport/. Topics include sport as morally educational, sport as art, […]

  philosophy 16 July 2014  
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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. […]

  Art 15 July 2014  
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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 […]

  philosophy 15 July 2014  
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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 […]

  philosophy 15 July 2014  

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 […]

  ethics 17 June 2014  

The Athlete in a Future of Sport and Technology

Gloucestershire Philosophical Society Wednesday, 27th. October, 2010, 7.30.p.m. FCH Room HC203. Dr. Emily Ryall, of University of Gloucestershire, will give a talk on: “Beyond Human: Conceptualising the Athlete in a Future of Sport and Technology“. All welcome.

  Dr Emily Ryall 25 October 2010  

The Philosophy Society

Dr. Emily Ryall from Oxstalls Campus is giving a paper and opening a discussion for the reading group on Thursday, 3rd June. The abstract and reading links are posted below. Remember we are now meeting at the earlier […]

  Dr Emily Ryall 2 June 2010  

Cheating and Sport?

I am not that interested in professional football; the cultural imperative for all men to attend with irrational gusto to the minutiae of its details leaves me cold, and feeling distanced from it. Nonetheless, I was struck by […]

  ethics 3 December 2009  

Ethics in Sport?

Following previous discussions on the blog about the nature of sport, I came across a past episode of Philosophy Talk. You can listen to this online at http://www.philosophytalk.org/pastShows/EthicsinSport.htm and the same page has a range of links useful […]

  ethics 28 June 2008