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Beware of Greeks bearing gifts: a Foucaldian response to Holowchak

Burke, Michael (2004) Beware of Greeks bearing gifts: a Foucaldian response to Holowchak. Journal of the philosophy of sport, XXXXI (2). pp. 226-244. ISSN 0094-8705

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Abstract

The article focuses on M. Andrew Holowchak's article discussing the ban on anabolic steroids, and presents philosopher Michel Foucault's response to it. A discussion is given on some of the positive claims Holowchak makes about justifications for the ban on steroid use in sports and critically investigates their logical integrity. Holowchak's position relies on the assertion that athletes who take drugs must necessarily value victory over concerns for their own health, other athletes, and the sport itself. Yet if this standard is applied to drug takers, it should also be applied consistently to all other athletes and all other athletic practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: doping in sports, steroids, athletes drug use, sports - law and legislation, Michel Foucault 1926-1984, Andrew M. Holowchak
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
RFCD Classification > 330000 Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2008 00:39
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2011 05:14
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1123
DOI: AN:14739628
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