PHIL 2240 - Philosophy and Sports Course uri icon



  • Introduces students to philosophical issues surrounding sport. Topics may include: paying college athletes, sex testing in sports, the use of performance enhancing drugs, sports and gambling, the nature and value of sports and sportsmanship, gender equity and sports, the ethics of strategic fouling, sports fandom, the coach-athlete relationship, athletes as role models, and the risk of extreme bodily harm.


  • Bredeson, Garrett Zantow  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
  • Shear, Ted  
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023