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dc.contributor.authorCulbertson, L.
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dc.date.issued2009-10
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dc.identifierCulbertson, L. (2009) Genetic Enhancement in the Dark. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 36 (2). pp. 140-151. ISSN 0094-8705
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 The emergence of genetic transfer technology has resulted in growing interest 
 among philosophers of sport in the ethical issues raised by the potential application of such technology to the enhancement of sporting performance.
 1
 This has 
 been a central component of the emergence of sports medicine ethics. Advocates 
 of these potential technological developments in sport often advance arguments 
 drawn from transhumanism (9; 17; 18; 19; 23; 24; 25 and 27), and those opposed 
 to the introduction of genetic transfer technology to sport (8; 10; 11; 14; 15; 21 
 and 22) unsurprisingly, criticize those arguments and advance positive theses 
 about the undesirability of the proposed developments. In that regard, the debate 
 over genetic transfer technology in sport is worryingly similar to the debate over 
 performance-enhancing drugs in sport, insofar as it tends to be conducted on an 
 argument for argument basis, which rarely addresses some of the fundamental 
 assumptions found in the work on both sides of the debate. This article will not 
 advance theses, arguments and conclusions either in favor of, or in opposition to, 
 the application of genetic transfer technology (or any other forms of biotechnology) to performance-enhancement in sport. Instead, it will outline a range of types
 of objection that someone might raise to the attempt to employ genetic transfer 
 technology to enhance sporting performance. In doing so it will provide an overview of a conception of historical action (which necessarily entails acting in ignorance of the consequences of that action), which seems to have been inadequately 
 considered both in transhumanist literature in general, and in the literature on 
 genetic transfer technology and sport in particular. As a consequence of the 
 approach taken here, the article will advance no positive theses. Rather, in sketching an overview of some of the relevant terrain in the debate over genetic transfer 
 technology and sport, it will suggest reasons to reject what I take to be bad arguments in favor of the transhumanist project in sport, although not necessarily in 
 all other areas in which it is proposed, and, for that matter, reasons to reject some 
 bad arguments opposing the transhumanist project.
 The article has two main sections. The first section considers a range of different types of objections that might be raised to genetic technology in sports 
 medicine, and the second section focuses on one of those types of objection, that 
 we cannot know the consequences of the use of genetic technology in sports medicine. Throughout the article the main focus is on germ-line modification.
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dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)
dc.subjectBJ Ethics
dc.titleGenetic Enhancement in the Dark
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