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Argument from False Achievement 7. Argument from the Children Argument from Danger o The substance or technology endangers the user to some significant degree. Nicotine is a well-known stimulant and it is linked to cancer and other diseases, yet, few sport associations prohibit it.
A prohibition appears to say that the athlete is in some manner unfit to make this decisions o Danger inherent in many sports to begin with: Argument from Unnaturalness o This is probably the weakest argument of all. Arsenic is after all a naturally occurring substance while chocolate has to be manufactured.
Argument from Objectification o A less common argument for banning PETS is that the use of PETs turns the athlete into an object, a tool for success instead of a human being.
The athlete still needs natural ability as well as dedicated training and practice in order to see his ability improve. Instead of wasting time washing dishes at the sink, one can spend the time writing his philosophy dissertation. Argument from Fairness o One of the more common arguments: This is unquestionable unfair.
It is not clear how its use would be unfair.
Does the long-distance runner who consumes a meal heavy in complex carbohydrates the night before a run gain an unfair advantage over one who does not? Does a swimmer in the new Speedo suit have an unfair advantage over his competition if they decide to wear a different suit? Argument from Coercion o The idea here is most athletes feel competitive pressure to make use of these substances or technologies that they would not otherwise choose to use.
Yet, they are compelled to do so if most of their competitors are doing so. This forces the athletes to do something they would rather not do and to do something that possibly puts them at some considerable risk. They need the degree to get a job.
If they could get the same job without the degree, they would prefer not to go to college. The adult professional might be able to weight the long-term risks of using steroids versus the potential gain.
A fourteen year old trying to make the high school football probably cannot make that assessment in an objective and rational way. Moreover, the dangers of using many of these drugs are often more severe for a growing youth than an adult. So the argument goes, in order to prevent the use of performance-enhancing drugs in children, we need to ban its use by adults.
The hours and intensity of training an elite athlete engages in is not likely to be healthy for a teenager. And yet many young, aspiring athletes do follow the lead of adult athletes on diet and training, quite possibly to detrimental effect.
Nonetheless, a sport might have a significant interest in making itself a good role model for youngsters and this might be one way to do this. However, this argument does not solve the more general problem of finding a non-arbitrary reason for drawing the line between what is acceptable and what is not.
Argument from False Achievement o The central idea here is that the achievements of an athlete using a performance-enhancing technology are not achievements of the athlete. Most individuals could take steroids and never hit a major league pitch much less a home run, much less over of them.
Sand wedge in golf; swimsuits in swimming; graphite racquets in tennis.
Reported to reduce drag and make swimmers more buoyant, some say it is an unfair advantage and that it has lead to the breaking of many world records in swimming. The worry behind this is in part a concern that the suits and not the swimmer are responsible for these achievements.
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