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GOOD GAME: The Moral Value of Sports

The Good Game, the Moral Value of Sports comes to the Colfax Library on Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. thanks to sponsorship from Humanities, Washington.

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.

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