Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"I would argue that prohibition [of performance enhancing drugs] is justified because (1) steroid use makes little sense if everyone uses; gains are minimal and everyone is exposed to the risks, (2) how your body reacts to a steroid is not an athletic talent like running or hitting, and (3) it's worth protecting the ideal of sport as a healthy pursuit."
"Drugs in sports: Robert Simon," USA Today live internet chat with readers, Dec. 9, 2004
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or other relevant advanced degrees, heads of professional sports leagues, and US Congress members with significant involvement in, or related to, performance enhancing drugs and sports. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy, Hamilton College, 2005-present
Named to list of 100 Most Influential Sports Educators by the Institute for International Sport, 2007
Recipient, Sidney Wertimer Jr. Award, 2005
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport
Former President, Philosophic Society for the Study of Sport (now called International Association for the Philosophy of Sport)
Former fellow, Rockefeller Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities
Recipient, Distinguished Scholar Award, International Association for the Philosophy of Sport
Coach, men's varsity golf team, Hamilton College, 1986-2000
Fellow, National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, NC, 1981-1982
Fellow, Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences 1975-1976