The Paradox of Bad Faith and Elite Competitive Sport

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The article focuses on the paradox of bad faith and elite competitive sports. Within the philosophy of sport considerable attention has been given to the practices employed by elite athletes to improve performance. This article is concerned with self-deception on the part of athletes. It is possible that sport facilitates self-deception among spectators, but that is beyond the scope of this discussion. argue that record sports and quasi-record sports are especially fertile grounds for self-deception.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-86
JournalJournal of the Philosophy of Sport
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2005


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