« Public Ethics Radio podcast launches in the style of Philosophy Bites | Main | Drugs that Make Sports Fairer? »

August 25, 2008



Another interesting case is the one concerning the south african athlete, Oscar Pastorius. Do the prosthetics enhance his performance, making him a better athlete? And why we should prevent him for running in the Olympics? In Pastorius case, the prosthetics clearly aren't dangerous for his life, which corresponds to Savulescu's account, I guess.

But it seems, nevertheless, there's something wrong with Pastorius' claims. Maybe Sandel is right, after all.

João Feliz

Let us do like Cato ("victrix causa diis placuit, sed victa catoni") and Mathews ("the last shall be the first") and praise the bastard that came in last - nature and nurture are against him, but he strives and runs anyway.
To run a marathon around 3'/Km, is it sport or something else? (are those guys human?)

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

My Photo

Get Virtual Philosopher by email...

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

My Podcasts

My Art and Photography Weblog

Philosophy: The Classics

Philosophy Bites

Ethics Bites