The Future of Human Enhancement and Setting Rules for Technological Doping

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Julian Savulescu

Abstract

Technological  doping,  like  using  gears  in  cycling, aerohelmets, or  computers, shows us that doping can assist the human striving to be better. It can express and bring out talent. Our rules to limit enhancement needs to be based on the balance of reasons. Sport, and life, ought to preserve 4 values:
• safety;
• preservation of:
o a test of human contribution or human element (spirit of sport),
o costly commitment - effort, time, mixing one’s labour with the activity (work),
o the mind and authentic persona of the athlete: strategy, dispositions, personality.
Technological  doping  shows  that  we  need  to  think  carefully  about  the  values which really matter when we choose to interfere in autonomy and liberty, and restrict the development of human performance.

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SAVULESCU, Julian. The Future of Human Enhancement and Setting Rules for Technological Doping. Annals of the University of Bucharest - Philosophy Series, [S.l.], v. 66, n. 2, p. 9-24, feb. 2018. ISSN 0068-3175. Available at: <http://annals.ub-filosofie.ro/index.php/annals/article/view/249>. Date accessed: 24 june 2018.
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