Does sport have intrinsic value?

Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 2 (3):302 – 320 (2008)
This paper considers the suggestion, central to McFee's (2004) moral laboratory argument, that sport is intrinsically valuable. McFee's position is outlined and critiqued and various interpretations of intrinsic value found in the philosophical literature are considered. In addition, Morgan's (2007) claim that sport is an appropriate final end is considered and partially accepted. The paper draws a number of terminological distinctions and concludes that sport does not have intrinsic value as traditionally conceived, but that this is of little consequence with regard to the role of sport as a moral laboratory
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DOI 10.1080/17511320802475721
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Harry G. Frankfurt (2007). The Reasons of Love. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (2):463-475.

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Graham McFee (2012). Olympism and Sport's Intrinsic Value. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 6 (2):211-231.

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