Chair of the Department of Philosophy at West Virginia University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"[I]t would be interesting to know the effects of PEDs under legalized and carefully monitored conditions. Athletes are buying drugs from people like Victor Conte, who has no pharmaceutical or sports medicine credentials, and they are shooting up in locker room stalls. If PEDs were used properly and developed in reputable labs by top scientists, perhaps the risks of PEDs would be much lower. Perhaps PEDs could be developed that have very little risk and enormous benefits. These are serious questions for the scientists to figure out..."
"What's So Bad About Performance Enhancing Drugs?" Philosophy and Football, Aug. 2008
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:
Chair, Department of Philosophy, West Virginia University (WVU), 2004-present
Associate Professor of Philosophy, WVU
Creator, online philosophy project: "The Question" (thequestion.blogs.wvu.edu)
Spinning instructor, WVU Student Recreation Center