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Human enhancement in sports

Miah-Garcia, A 2015, 'Human enhancement in sports' , in: Handbook of Science and Technology Convergence , Springer, pp. 1-13.

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This chapter examines the range of sciences and technologies that converge around sports and the implications of this for issues of fairness and ethics. First, it outlines some of the recent scientific developments that speak to the convergence of disciplines pertinent to sports enhancements. Second, it considers the consequences of convergence within sport, inquiring into the practical ethical issues it provokes. Finally, it explores examples of technological effect in sport, which, collectively, articulate how far ranging are the many ways in which innovation converges on sports. In so doing, it provides a taxonomy of innovations which reveal the complexity of technological change in sports and the challenge of isolating artifice from nature.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Bainbridge, WS and Roco, MC
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Biomedical Research Centre
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319040332
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Funders: University of Salford
Depositing User: Professor A Miah
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 12:35
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 12:35

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