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Paralympic Philosophy and Ethics / Mike J. McNamee; Richard J. Parnell

The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies, Pages: 461 - 478

Swansea University Author: McNamee, Michael

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DOI (Published version): 10.1057/978-1-137-47901-3_21

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In this chapter, we consider certain aspects of the philosophy of the Paralympic Movement by examining the four stated values of the International Paralympic Committee, namely, courage, determination, equality and inspiration. We then challenge these core values by reference to a number of prominent...

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Published in: The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies
ISBN: 978-1-137-47900-6 978-1-137-47901-3
Published: London Palgrave Macmillan
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa40300
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Abstract: In this chapter, we consider certain aspects of the philosophy of the Paralympic Movement by examining the four stated values of the International Paralympic Committee, namely, courage, determination, equality and inspiration. We then challenge these core values by reference to a number of prominent ethical issues in Paralympic sport. These issues include doping; autonomic dysreflexia (or “boosting”); botox injections; prosthetic technology; eligibility and classification; access to, and distribution of, resources; and elective amputation. Finally, we endeavour to offer a tentative definition of “Paralympism” based on the discussion and interrelation between ethics and Paralympic values.
College: College of Engineering
Start Page: 461
End Page: 478