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FairPlay, Revista de Filosofia, Ética y Derecho del Deporte
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ISSN (Print) 2014-9255 - ISSN (Online) 2014-9255
Published by Universitat Pompeu Fabra Homepage  [3 journals]
  • Test, Competition and Betterness. Another Tricky Triad

    • Authors: Mika Hämäläinen
      Abstract: Bernard Suits famously labelled games, play and sport as a tricky triad which he discussed philosophically. The aim of this paper is to elaborate another interesting conceptual trio related to sports: namely test, competition, and betterness. My elaboration is based on a distinction between structural and psychological level of sport and related activities. I am interested in how the structural level contributes to our understanding of test, competition, and betterness. However, the structural and psychological level are not necessarily fully independent, and my analysis includes also discussion about the psychological level. I will utilise R. Scott Kretchmar’s view of test and contest in my analysis, although I partly deviate from his thoughts. I mainly follow Kretchmar when I suggest that a test refers to the challenge of completing a task when there is enough but not too much uncertainty about whether one can complete the task. In addition, I claim that a competition is a framework that enables betterness to exist. By betterness, I mean the hierarchical order of units that are being compared. Finally, I describe conceptual dependencies between the concepts of test, competition, and betterness.
      PubDate: 2018-04-30
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2018)
  • ¿Es ético el uso de estimulación eléctrica del cerebro para acelerar
           el entrenamiento en habilidades, fuerza y rendimiento en el deporte'

    • Authors: Aníbal Monasterio Astobiza
      Abstract: El dopaje y la mejora humana son dos ámbitos que convergen en el deporte. Se unen en el deporte porque el deporte consiste en superar nuestros límites –mejorarnos- y el dopaje es el conjunto de intervenciones destinadas a mejorar nuestro rendimiento y, por consiguiente, superar nuestros límites -mejorarnos. Sin embargo, las normas de la Agencia Mundial Anti-dopaje prohíben el uso de métodos de dopaje en todas sus formas, incluidas las farmacológicas para mejorar el rendimiento deportivo. A pesar de esta contradicción aparente y lo poco realista de prohibir el dopaje en el deporte, el desarrollo de la neurociencia puede conducir a la imposibilidad de discriminar específicamente el uso legítimo o ilegítimo de intervenciones para mejorar el rendimiento en el deporte. En este escrito, sugiero que el “neurodopaje” no tiene por qué verse como un uso deshonesto e incorrecto éticamente porque si se usa con las medidas de seguridad adecuadas puede mejorar el rendimiento -la esencia del deporte- y el disfrute de los espectadores.
      PubDate: 2018-04-30
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2018)
  • The Turkish Ordeal: Turkish Football Federation’s Stance Against the

    • Authors: Cem Abanazir
      Abstract: Having an absolute monopoly on football in Turkey; Turkish Football Federation (‘TFF’) governs football through executive committee decisions and regulations put into force by it.  Thanks to an amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, these decisions and regulations have total immunity from the courts of law including the Constitutional Court.  The most important aspect of the decisions of the TFF is that the decisions affect all stake-holders and spectators.  This article concerns the effects of the said decisions and regulations on women spectators and the LGBTQIA community. It depicts and analyses three cases of ‘othering’ against women and LGBTQIA community on the part of the TFF.  Despite the fact that the regulations which gave birth to two of the cases were repealed or amended at the time of writing; it is suggested that the reasons behind the legislation and the implementation of these articles endure.  The apparent candidate for a reason for the ‘othering’ of non-male and to be more precise non-masculine individuals is the role of masculinity within both the society and the football community itself.  In this article, it is put forth that the stance against the other by the state and the society provides for a basis for the institutionalisation of the othering in football.
      PubDate: 2018-04-30
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2018)
  • Aprender virtudes a través del juego y la práctica del deporte

    • Authors: Mafaldo Maza
      Abstract: El juego y la práctica del deporte  ofrecen los sentimientos y emociones de una experiencia parecida a las que se vive en la cotidianidad, por lo tanto, las estrategias aquí planteadas para enseñar filosofía son basadas en practicas deportivas que resalten lo significante de la enseñanza de la filosofía. La virtud la concibo como: un movimiento de ejercitación y apropiación de la acción. De la cual se derivan otra serie de movimientos y acciones que nos llevarán hacia el Movimiento Moral Motivado (M3), para interpretar el acto moral. Por lo tanto, aprender virtudes abre la posibilidad para generar una actitud reflexiva, de preguntarse,  de realizar acciones y reacciones de lo que le acontece en la vida. Acciones y reacciones que pueden estar motivadas desde las emociones y sensaciones experimentadas y que pueden guiar el carácter en los momentos de mayor estrés, en situaciones límites, como los que se viven en el juego, la práctica del deporte y de la vida misma.
      PubDate: 2018-04-30
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2018)
  • Empatia e Vontade de Vencer: Dois Polos em Tensão Permanente no

    • Authors: Elizabeth Pedrosa Ribeiro, Marco Antonio Oliveira de Azevedo
      Abstract: In competitive sport, the pursuit of victory seems to require athletes a degree of "immorality." Intentional simulations and fouls, as well as teasing and even aggression are not exactly rare in team sports. Are these behaviors intrinsic to the practice of sports' It seems that such behaviors depend on a certain nullification or blockage of the empathic mechanisms in our brain, that is, for there to be a "will to win," less empathy is required than morality requires. However, empathic feelings are fundamental conditions for appropriate moral behavior. In this article, We will argue that during a competition, it is inevitable that athletes express conflicting sentiments and that there is an inherent tension in the sport between the will to win and empathy. These two impulses are always present in the sport, since they represent, on the one hand, the desire of the sportsman to be successful and, on the other, the desire to respect the adversary, in order to guarantee a fair competition. Combining these two features without making them void is perhaps the greatest value of competitive sport.
      PubDate: 2018-04-30
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2018)
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