Philosophy on steroids: Why the anti-doping position could use a little enhancement

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 29 (4):213-234 (2008)

Brent Kious
University of Utah
There is currently much concern over the use of pharmaceuticals and other biomedical techniques to enhance athletic performance—a practice we might refer to as doping. Many justifications of anti-doping efforts claim that doping involves a serious moral transgression. In this article, I review a number of arguments in support of that claim, but show that they are not conclusive, suggesting that we do not have good reasons for thinking that doping is wrong.
Keywords Sport  Doping  Enhancement  Ethics  Performance-enhancing drugs
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DOI 10.1007/s11017-008-9078-9
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Philosophy on Steroids: A Reply.Oskar MacGregor & Mike McNamee - 2010 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 (6):401-410.
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Response to MacGregor and McNamee: Risks, Relativity, and Wrongness.Brent M. Kious - 2011 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32 (3):209-210.

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