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Torbjörn Tännsjö Biography

Title:
Kristian Claëson Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“The ban on doping must be lifted.

Whatever means that athletes resort to, when they want to improve their skill, should be allowed. Those who are naturally weak should be allowed to improve their talents and complete successfully with those who have a natural advantage on them…

In doing so, there will be other consequences. Doping would be healthier and more efficient, the medical ethics around it standardized. If hemoglobin, for example, could be openly monitored and measured, athletes would not be allowed to reach unhealthy levels.”

“Let Athletes Dope: A Moral Case,” bostonglobe.com, Sep. 10, 2015

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Kristian Claëson Professor of Practical Philosophy, Stockholm University, 2002-present
  • Director, Stockholm University of Stockholm Centre for Health Care Ethics
  • Affiliated Professor, Medical Ethics, Karolinska Institutet
  • Member, Medical Ethics Committee, National Board of Health and Welfare (Sweden)
  • Research Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, 2008
  • Professor, Practical Philosophy, Göteborg University 1995-2001
  • Research Fellow, Political Philosophy, Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1993-1995
  • Research Fellow, Political Philosophy, Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1993-1995
  • Associate Professor, Philosophy, Stockholm University, 1976-1993
Education:
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Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?