Episode #64 – The Ethics of Sports

How to Ruin Dinner
How to Ruin Dinner
Episode #64 - The Ethics of Sports

Welcome to a new season of How To Ruin Dinner: Conversations from the University. This semester, we will be thinking and discussing the ethics of athletics as embodied beings. We want to investigate how sports contribute to our well-being, how athletics expose our strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities, and what discipline and challenges contribute to our flourishing. We will be particularly concerned with the role of athletics at the university and what influences and concerns are shaping college programs.

My co-host this semester, Beau Treyz, was a collegiate athlete. He played tennis for two years at UNF, graduating from the University of Nebraska and winning an NCAA doubles Championship in 2014. Since then, he has played and coached professional tennis, and his monograph, How to Tennis, discusses training, thinking, and playing the game of tennis in competitive arenas. Influenced by the Stoics’ admonition to create a life of meaning and purpose, Beau’s interest in sports goes well beyond the final score; therefore, I think he makes a perfect host for these discussions.

Oh, he’s also my son.

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