The Paradox of Bad Faith and Elite Competitive Sport

Culbertson, Leon (2005) The Paradox of Bad Faith and Elite Competitive Sport. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 32 (1). pp. 65-86. ISSN 0094-8705 DOI

This is the latest version of this item.

Item not available from this archive. (Request a copy)


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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Sports Science
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 07:46

Available Versions of this Item

Archive staff only

Item control page Item control page