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Deception in Sport: A Conceptual and Ethical Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Pfleegor, Adam
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-03T20:13:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-03T20:13:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3136
dc.description.abstract In 1973, Kathleen Pearson offered a pivotal first step into understanding deception in competitive sport and its many intricacies. However, the analysis falls short of truly deciphering this widespread phenomenon. By creating a taxonomy based on Torres (2000) understanding of various types of skills in an athletic contest, a wider array of deceptive practices are encompassed. Once the taxonomy is put forth, weighing the categories against the three-pronged ethical permissibility test established utilizing elements from formalism, conventionalism and broad internalism sheds lights on what deceptive practices should be deemed ethically permissible for use and which tactics should not be a part of an athlete’s repertoire. By understanding which categories of deception are permissible, the most fair and athletically excellent contest can be created between the opposing players of teams. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject deception en_US
dc.subject ethical permissibility en_US
dc.subject gamesmanship en_US
dc.subject competitive en_US
dc.subject sport en_US
dc.title Deception in Sport: A Conceptual and Ethical Analysis en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US


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