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Athletic enhancement, human nature and ethics: threats and opportunities of doping technologies

Jan Tolleneer (UGent) , Sigrid Sterckx (UGent) and Pieter Bonte (UGent)
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The book provides an in-depth discussion on the human nature concept from different perspectives and from different disciplines, analyzing its use in the doping debate and researching its normative overtones. The relation between natural talent and enhanced abilities is scrutinized within a proper conceptual and theoretical framework: is doping to be seen as a factor of the athlete’s dehumanization or is it a tool to fulfill his/her aspirations to go faster, higher and stronger? Which characteristics make sports such a peculiar subject of ethical discussion and what are the, both intrinsic and extrinsic, moral dangers and opportunities involved in athletic enhancement? This volume combines fundamental philosophical anthropological reflection with applied ethics and socio-cultural and empirical approaches. Furthermore it presents guidelines to decision- and policy-makers on local, national and international levels.
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Human Enhancement, Doping, Human Nature, Athleticism, Olympianism, Amateurism, Professionalism, Anthropology of Sport, Sociology of Sport, History of Sport, Ethics, Sports, Philosophy of Sport

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Chicago
Tolleneer, Jan, Sigrid Sterckx, and Pieter Bonte, eds. 2012. “Athletic Enhancement, Human Nature and Ethics: Threats and Opportunities of Doping Technologies.” International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
APA
Tolleneer, J., Sterckx, S., & Bonte, P. (Eds.). (2012). Athletic enhancement, human nature and ethics: threats and opportunities of doping technologies. International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
Vancouver
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Tolleneer J, Sterckx S, Bonte P, editors. Athletic enhancement, human nature and ethics: threats and opportunities of doping technologies. International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer; 2012.
MLA
Tolleneer, Jan, Sigrid Sterckx, and Pieter Bonte, eds. “Athletic Enhancement, Human Nature and Ethics: Threats and Opportunities of Doping Technologies.” International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine 2012 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {The book provides an in-depth discussion on the human nature concept from different perspectives and from different disciplines, analyzing its use in the doping debate and researching its normative overtones. The relation between natural talent and enhanced abilities is scrutinized within a proper conceptual and theoretical framework: is doping to be seen as a factor of the athlete{\textquoteright}s dehumanization or is it a tool to fulfill his/her aspirations to go faster, higher and stronger? Which characteristics make sports such a peculiar subject of ethical discussion and what are the, both intrinsic and extrinsic, moral dangers and opportunities involved in athletic enhancement? This volume combines fundamental philosophical anthropological reflection with applied ethics and socio-cultural and empirical approaches. Furthermore it presents guidelines to decision- and policy-makers on local, national and international levels.},
  editor       = {Tolleneer, Jan and Sterckx, Sigrid and Bonte, Pieter},
  isbn         = {9789400751002},
  issn         = {1567-8008},
  keyword      = {Human Enhancement,Doping,Human Nature,Athleticism,Olympianism,Amateurism,Professionalism,Anthropology of Sport,Sociology of Sport,History of Sport,Ethics,Sports,Philosophy of Sport},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {XIV, 315},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine},
  title        = {Athletic enhancement, human nature and ethics: threats and opportunities of doping technologies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5101-9},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2012},
}

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