Why Our Games Matter — And How Doping Undermines Them
Thursday, March 15 at 3:05pm to 4:20pm
The Bennett Living Center, 110 Henderson 110 Henderson Bldg
Why are fiberglass vaulting poles and hinged skates accepted in sport while performance-enhancing drugs are forbidden? Are the rules that forbid them arbitrary? Should we level the playing field by allowing all competitors to use drugs that allow them to run faster or longer, leap higher, or lift more? In this provocative exploration of what draws us to sport as participants and spectators, Thomas Murray argues that the values and meanings embedded within our games provide the guidance we need to make difficult decisions about fairness and performance-enhancing technologies.