In this paper, I will present Nicholas Agar's “truly human enhancement” approach, which is aimed at critiquing pro-enhancement approaches that advocate for the utilization of technology to better the human condition. After identifying some limitations of Agar's approach, I will apply it to sport in order to explore what kinds of enhancing-performance technologies should be allowed in it. In doing so, I will focus on two criteria from Agar's account that could be deployed to determine when it would be morally condemnable to utilize performance-enhancing technologies in sport, namely intrinsic goods and veridical engagement.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health(social science)
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health