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The Ethics of Sports Medicine

1st Edition

Edited by Claudio Tamburrini, Torbjörn Tännsjö


160 pages

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The book aims to establish a critical dialogue between sports ethicists and bioethicists across the range of sporting disciplines at elite level. It will address questions such as:

  • are the increasingly intrusive testing methods of elite sports compatible with the right to autonomy and privacy granted to patients in general medicine?
  • could there be a moral obligation to correct injustices produced by the genetic lottery?
  • how should the goals of sports medicine be viewed from the perspective of rationing scarce health care resources?

This book was published as a special issue in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Table of Contents

1. Transcending Human Limitations Claudio M. Tamburrini and Torbjorn Tannsjo 2. Doctoring Risk: Responding to Risk-Taking in Athletes Lynley Anderson 3. Doping Under Medical Control - Conceptually Possible But Impossible in the World of Professional Sports? Soren Holm 4. Genetics, Bioethics and Sport Andy Miah 5. Respecting Privacy in Detecting Illegitimate Enhancements in Athletes Sarah Teetzel 6. Genetic Enhancement, Sports and Relational Autonomy Susan Sherwin 7. Whose Prometheus? Transhumanism, Biotechnology and the Moral Topography of Sports Medicine Mike McNamee 8. 'Human-ness', 'Dehumanisation' and Performance Enhancement Leon Culbertson 9. Is Enhancement in Sport Really Unfair? Arguments on the Concept of Competition and Equality of Opportunities Christian Lenk 10. What's Wrong With Genetic Inequality? The Impact of Genetic Technology on Elite Sports and Society Claudio M. Tamburrini 11. Who's Afraid of Stella Walsh? On Gender, 'Gene Cheaters', and the Promises of Cyborg Athletes Kutte Jonsson

About the Editor

Claudio M. Tamburrini is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Torbjorn Tannsjo is a Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University, Sweden.

About the Series

Ethics and Sport

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Ethics
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine