The Good Game: On the Moral Value of Sports

Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Type: 
Lecture
Audience: 
All Ages

Sports are far more than a game; they have a tremendous impact on our culture and lay claim to playing an important role in developing moral values like courage, teamwork, and sacrifice. 

Join philosopher Mike VanQuickenborne for a deeper exploration of our obsession with sports. What makes something a sport? Is competition more helpful or harmful? What makes sports admirable? Is being a fan really a good thing? Should video games be considered a legitimate sport? What are the implications if genetic engineering enables us to create genetically enhanced athletes? Explore the philosophical implications of sports, what they say about our culture, and the ways in which they can reveal our full humanity.

This free public discussion is presented by Humanities Washington and hosted by Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries.