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The Future of BioethicsInternational Dialogues$
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Akira Akabayashi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199682676

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.001.0001

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Commentary

Commentary

Arguments for and against Enhancement in Sports

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(p.211) 5.3 Commentary
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The Future of Bioethics
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Renzong Qiu

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0024

In this essay, the author presents an analysis of the concept of enhancement, discussing whether the line between treatment and enhancement has moral import. Following this, the author briefly reviews the history and status quo of enhancement in sports, and examines arguments for and against enhancement in sports, including the rule argument, “arms race” argument, giftedness argument, harm argument, fairness argument, core value argument, and humanity diminishing argument. The author concludes by discussing the future of enhancement in sports.

Keywords:   Enhancement, harm, fairness, humanity

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