Peer-reviewed Articles

Evaluating Violent Conduct in Sport: A Hierarchy of Vice

In this article, co-authored with Paul Davis, we outline how violence actions in sport are often perceived differently to other transgressions.

Davis, P., and Ryall, E. (2017) Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. 11(2): 201-218. DOI: 10.1080/17511321.2017.1286377

Good Games and Penalty Shoot-outs

This is part of a special issue in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy on the aesthetics of football and seeks to argue that football is inherently a better game than golf.

Ryall, E. (2015) Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. 9(2): 205-213. DOI:10.1080/17511321.2015.1020854

Why Teamwork is Not a Virtue – A Response to Gaffney

This paper seeks to provide a response to Gaffney’s analysis of teamwork by arguing that teamwork is morally neutral rather than a virtue in itself. This conclusion will be supported by examples which demonstrate how teamwork can develop and foster undesirable traits and practices such as resentment, contempt and the purely instrumental use of others in the achievement of desired ends.

Ryall, E. (2014) Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. 41(1): 57-62. DOI:10.1080/00948705.2014.961163

Are There Any Good Arguments Against Goal Line Technology?

Each of FIFA’s eight arguments against the implementation of goal-line technology in football are evaluated in turn in order to assess their merits.

Ryall, E. (2012) Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. 6 (4), p439-450.

Banned On The Run

Invited contributor to The Philosopher’s Magazine for their special issue on the philosophy of sport.

Ryall, E. (2012) The Philosopher’s Magazine. 58: 90-94.

The Social Construction of Mental Toughness: A Fascistoid Ideology?

This is a critique of the concept of mental toughness and considers the ideology and rhetoric behind it.

Caddick, N. and Ryall, E. (2012) Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. 39 (1) 137-154.

Humans, Athletes and Cyborgs: Where Next for Sport?

Ryall, E. (2011) Bulletin of Sport and Culture. 35: 7-9.

Being-on-the-bench: An Existential Analysis of the Substitute in Sport

This paper considers the role of the substitute in sport from an Existential perspective with a focus upon ‘Bad Faith’ and ‘Authenticity’.

Ryall, E. (2008) Sport, Ethics & Philosophy. 2(1) 56-70.

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The Language of Genetic Technology

This paper argues that the language that the media uses in discussing the topic of genetic technology affects the ethical judgments that we consequently make.

Ryall, E. (2008) Continuum. 22(3) 363-374.

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