2017-2018 Catalog

PHIL 335 The Ethics of Competition; Business and Sport.

If aspiring to make money and to win a game is constitutive of running a business and playing a sport, respectively, what is the place for ethics in each of these endeavors? In this comparative course we will explore some of the most influential theories that have been offered to respond to this question, theories that range from those that deny any place for morality in business or sports to those that insist that morality is at their heart. The many parallels between business and sports will allow us to use understand better what a business and a sport is, and to use the insights we gain by reflecting on one of these activities to think critically and creatively about the other.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Global Connections