The moral maze of enhancing sporting performance: Public lecture on 17 November

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 16, 2011 12:15 PM |
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The moral maze of enhancing sporting performance: Public lecture on 17 November

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The next public lecture in our ‘Insights into the Games’ series will be delivered by Dr David James from Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Sports Engineering Research.

In a talk entitled ‘The moral maze of enhancing sporting performance’ he will examine how far training regimes, diets, equipment and other legitimate techniques for enhancing performance can go before it is judged that they have provided too much enhancement.

Where should we draw the line between the artificial and the natural in sport; between effective sports equipment and ‘technological doping’; between legitimate medical therapies and illegitimate performance enhancement treatments; between the struggle to excel and the need to have fair and balanced competition; between the urge to go beyond the boundaries of human nature and the fear of losing our humanity?

The lecture, which is free and open to all, will take place in the Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2, at 5.30pm on Thursday 17 November 2011.

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