Rules and Obligations

Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 40 (1):19-40 (2013)
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The existence of the obligation to follow rules in sport is widely accepted, but there are only a few studies that provide accounts that justify it. Building upon Wolff's challenge to traditional political theories, this study proposes a theory that limits the level of normativity to which participants in sport contests are bound in an effort to maximize their autonomy. Instead of constructing a unitary theory of obligations to follow sport rules, a pluralistic account is offered, one that allows for multiple sources of normativity, thus augmenting the freedom of communities to play games according to their values



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