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Enhancement in sport

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-L159-1
Published
2020
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-L159-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 2020
Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/enhancement-in-sport/v-1

2 Health-based considerations

The literature on enhancement in sport tends to focus on the question of whether, and what sort of, restrictions on their usage are morally desirable. On both sides of this debate, appeals are often made to health. Those who support bans on performance-enhancing substances appeal to the harmful side-effects of using them. Those who argue in favour of permitting performance-enhancing substances argue that medically supervised doping would be safer than illicit use (Kayser et al., 2007; Savulescu et al., 2004).

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Thau, Tena. 2 Health-based considerations. Enhancement in sport, 2020, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-L159-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/enhancement-in-sport/v-1/sections/2-health-based-considerations.
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