AthleticEnhancement, Human Nature and Ethics

Threats and Opportunities of Doping Technologies

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ISBN: 978-94-007-5100-2 (Print) 978-94-007-5101-9 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

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    Pages 1-18

    Introduction: Human Nature as a Promising Concept to Make Sense of the Spirit of Sport

  3. Conceptual and Theoretical Framework

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-43

      Self, Other, Play, Display and Humanity: Development of a Five-Level Model for the Analysis of Ethical Arguments in the Athletic Enhancement Debate

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      Pages 45-57

      Is Human Enhancement Unnatural and Would This Be an Ethical Problem?

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      Pages 59-86

      Dignified Doping: Truly Unthinkable? An Existentialist Critique of ‘Talentocracy’ in Sports

  4. Transgressing the limits of human nature

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-87

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      Pages 89-103

      Subhuman, Superhuman, and Inhuman: Human Nature and the Enhanced Athlete

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      Pages 105-123

      Prometheus on Dope: A Natural Aim for Improvement or a Hubristic Drive to Mastery?

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      Pages 125-146

      Outliers, Freaks, and Cheats: Constituting Normality in the Age of Enhancement

  5. The normative value of human nature

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-147

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      Pages 149-162

      Doping Use As an Artistic Crime: On Natural Performances and Authentic Art

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      Pages 163-183

      Something from Nothing or Nothing from Something? Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Risk, and the Natures of Contest and of Humans

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      Pages 185-198

      Transhuman Athletes and Pathological Perfectionism: Recognising Limits in Sports and Human Nature

  6. Socio-cultural and empirical approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199

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      Pages 201-218

      “Definitely Not for Women”: An Online Community’s Reflections on Women’s Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Recreational Sports

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      Pages 219-235

      Toward a Situated and Dynamic Understanding of Doping Behaviors

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      Pages 237-251

      Restoring or Enhancing Athletic Bodies: Oscar Pistorius and the Threat to Pure Performance

  7. Practices and policies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 253-253

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      Pages 255-270

      Sports Physicians, Human Nature, and the Limits of Medical Enhancement

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      Pages 271-289

      Anti-doping Policies: Choosing Between Imperfections

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      Pages 291-310

      A Simple Regulatory Principle for Performance-Enhancing Technologies: Too Good to Be True?

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 311-315