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Sporting Recommendations for Teaching Fair Play: A Logical and Evolutionary Account

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In this paper I argue for a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching sport ethics. I call this a logical and evolutionary account because information that emanates from cell biology, anthropology, philosophy and everywhere in between, I claim, is needed in developing effective fair play pedagogies. The gist of the argument is this: We need to teach smarter, not just harder. Teaching smarter, I say, comes from an understanding of human nature and the logic of sport. I discuss animal behavior, emotions, genetic predispositions, human evolution, the structure of games, philosophical idealism, and other factors in producing five recommendations for teaching sport ethics.
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52
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1
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5-13
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1 - 10 - 2011
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31 - 10 - 2011
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_v10141-011-0009-5
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