Does Sport Have Intrinsic Value?

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-320
JournalSport, Ethics and Philosophy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008


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