Oskar MacGregor University of Skövde, Charles Sturt University
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  • Faculty, University of Skövde
  • Faculty, Charles Sturt University
  • PhD, Swansea University, 2013.

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  1. Oskar MacGregor, Richard Griffith, Daniele Ruggiu & Mike McNamee (2013). Anti-Doping, Purported Rights to Privacy and WADA's Whereabouts Requirements: A Legal Analysis. Fair Play 1 (2):13-38.
    Recent discussions among lawyers, philosophers, policy researchers and athletes have focused on the potential threat to privacy posed by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) whereabouts requirements. These requirements demand, among other things, that all elite athletes file their whereabouts information for the subsequent quarter on a quarterly basis and comprise data for one hour of each day when the athlete will be available and accessible for no advance notice testing at a specified location of their choosing. Failure to file one’s (...)
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  2. Oskar MacGregor & Mike McNamee (2011). Harm, Risk, and Doping Analogies: A Counter-Response to Kious. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32 (3):201-207.
    Brent Kious has objected to our previous criticism of his views on doping, maintaining that we, by and large, misrepresented his position. In this response, we strengthen our original misgivings, arguing that (1) his views on risk of harm in sport are either uncontroversially true (not inconsistent with the views of many doping opponents) or demonstrably false (attribute to doping opponents an overly simplistic view), (2) his use of analogies (still) indicates an oversimplification of many issues surrounding the question of (...)
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  3. Oskar MacGregor (2010). Performance-Enhancing Technologies in Sports: Ethical, Conceptual, and Scientific Issues. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 4 (1):106 – 108.
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  4. Oskar MacGregor & Mike McNamee (2010). Philosophy on Steroids: A Reply. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 (6):401-410.
    Brent Kious has recently attacked several arguments generally adduced to support anti-doping in sports, which are widely supported by the sports medicine fraternity, international sports federations, and international governments. We show that his attack does not succeed for a variety of reasons. First, it uses an overly inclusive definition of doping at odds with the WADA definition, which has global, if somewhat contentious, currency. Second, it seriously misconstrues the position it attacks, rendering the attack without force against a more balanced (...)
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