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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

New publication by Johann Roduit and Roman Gaehwiler: Ethics and enhancement in sport: becoming the fastest (human?) being

Johann Roduit and Roman Gaehwiler have published a new paper in Sport in SocietyEthics and enhancement in sport: becoming the fastest (human?) being


When considering the use of enhancement in the world of sport, we should contemplate not only the enhancement of particular traits, but also that of the athlete (as a human) as a whole. In most sports, we are interested in comparing the fastest human performance and not the fastest performance. There can be room for both types of sports, but each will give different expectations, rules, limits, and kinds of participants in the endeavour. This paper argues that the underlying question of what it means to be human needs to be central in the context of enhancement in sport.



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