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Peter A. French, PhD Biography

Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Accepted in Sports?"

“It might be argued that using performance-enhancing drugs exposes one to serious health risks and that those who feel compelled to use them to remain competitive are being forced to run risks that they would otherwise not run. But again, there are health risks involved in weight training and other forms of physical training intended to improve one’s competitiveness.”

Ethics and College Sports, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Lincoln Chair in Ethics, Professor of Philosophy, Arizona State University (ASU), Oct. 16, 2000-present
  • Director, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, ASU
  • Senior Editor, Midwest Studies in Philosophy
  • Recipient, Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Gettysburg College, 2006
  • Former Cole Chair in Ethics, Director of the Ethics Center, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, University of South Florida
  • Former Lennox Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, Trinity University
  • Former Exxon Distinguished Research Professor in the Center for the Study of Values, University of Delaware
  • Taught at Northern Arizona University, the University of Minnesota, and Dalhousie University
  • Recipient, Governor of Minnesota’s Certificate of Honor for Outstanding Contributions to Education, 1982
  • Recipient, Horace T. Morse/Amoco Foundation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, University of Minnesota, 1979
  • Post-doctoral work at Oxford University
  • PhD, University of Miami
  • MA, University of Southern California
  • BA, Gettysburg College
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