Ethics And Sport: Whose Ethics Which Ethos

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In “Ethics and Sport: Whose Ethics, Which Ethos,” Milan Hosta provides an article that has insight on how ethics and ethos effect sport. Throughout reading this article, it seems that the author only creates more questions rather then answers. Costa does not give clear definitions and comprehendible insight to fulfill his argument. Although Milan Hosta’s article has a lot of detailed information; it has bad organization and it is comprehensively hard to understand his view. The main purpose of the article that I was able to understand is how Milan Hosta argues the degree in which ethics plays a role in sport. Does the blame go to the human or does the blame go to the sport? Hosta does not ask this question specifically but as a reader this…show more content…
Hosta talks about the relationship between nature and sport and between sport and athlete. Although he mentions example of respect, he does not explain very well what respect in ethics actually means. As an athlete myself you have to have respect for the game. This means that using drugs or any type of illegal enhancement is disrespect to the sport. Having respect between a player and a coach is also important. If you respect your coach, you trust in them that they will do what is best for you. They will also make sure to make you a better person and athlete. Without the respect between the coach and player then you would not receive the benefits that come out of it. This is apart of the “norms of behavior” as Milan Hosta says. (Hosta 91) Hosta fails to explain these “norms” but I believe it is normal for the trust to be there with a player and coach. It is normal to trust the referee of your game to make the right calls. It is all about of the ethics inside the sport that create this sport environment and sport…show more content…
In the last section of Milan Hosta’s article, he goes back into his theory of sport. It seems that Hosta goes back to how sport can take over an individual. There is no clear sign that this is what he is saying but mentions Solipsism. Solipsism is only knowing your own view and nothing else matters. It is the ethos in sports. You get an emotional attachment and you might not know how to leave it. Sports do not define an individual. There is more to someone then just the aspect of sport. The ethos in the sport is what creates this attachment. Hosta ends his article and you gain no clear argument that he is trying to prove. The author puts a lot of information and difficult word choice in his article. He also has poor organization so by the end of this article you do not have enough to choose a side of his
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