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Internal Values of Sport and Bio-Technologized Sport

Faculty of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, Borongajska cesta 83d, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Philosophies 2020, 5(4), 26;
Received: 31 August 2020 / Revised: 23 September 2020 / Accepted: 28 September 2020 / Published: 3 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Impact of Biotechnology: A New Paradigm in Sport?)
The aim of the paper is confronting internal or intrinsic values of sport detected by different sport-philosophers, such as W. J. Morgan, J. S. Russell, R. L. Simon, N. Dixon, S. Kretchmar, to today’s bio-technologized sports in order to find the ethical guidance for (non)acceptance of new bio-technologies in sport. Thus, in the first part, I will produce an overview of the internal values of sport in the sports-philosophical literature. In the second part, I will provide my understanding of ‘bio-technologized sports’, leaning mostly on W. J. Morgan’s and S. Loland’s previous work in this regard. In the third part, I will show that the key internal value of sport is ‘excellence’ and that the perfectionist account of sport dominates high-level professional competitive sports. However, I will show that ‘excellence’ is prone to different interpretations and understandings which (could) have different implications for the ‘bio-technologized sport’. Finally, I will propose going back to Aristotle and his account of eudaimonia to build principles for the regulation of (non)acceptance of bio-technology in sport. View Full-Text
Keywords: internal values of sport; bio-technology; excellence; Aristotle; regulations internal values of sport; bio-technology; excellence; Aristotle; regulations
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Škerbić, M.M. Internal Values of Sport and Bio-Technologized Sport. Philosophies 2020, 5, 26.

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