I have written a very brief response with Giulia Cavaliere to Sarah Franklin’s much discussed Nature piece “Ethical research: the long and bumpy road from shirked to shared” . Our response has been published as a ‘correspondence’ (the word-limit for responses in Nature is unforgiving!) with the title “We cannot all be ethicists”.
We are currently working on elaborating on our thoughts on expertise and bioethics for a longer piece, to be published elsewhere. Stay tuned!
Received with many thanks to Dr Matija Mato Škerbić, University of Zagreb, Croatia, for his very generous review of our book!
“Summa summarum, Camporesi’s and McNamee’s book provides the range of the most relevant issues in and for contemporary sports, their critical and precise examination with many plausible solutions and anticipations gathers an impressive amount of previous research in the field, and thus, by connecting ‘yesterday’ with ‘today’, sets the proper ground for ‘tomorrow’. Unsurprisingly, it seems that “Bioethics, Genetics and Sport” has instantly become key reading and a central reference point for anyone who intends to enter the realm of sport bioethics. Moreover, in the last decade, the authors of the book has done a tremendous work, and have become a leading sport-bioethicists, as well as promoters of the field. This book is a sort of catalog cum melting pot of years of scientific endeavours, combining hardworking ethics with the highest-level quality, and deep love and care for sports. At the same time, it is also a confirmation of their status as the foremost authorities in the field.”
We also gratefully receive the critical comments and Škerbić’s invitation to engage more closely with the discussion of what kind of bioethics we are relying on – we look forward to being able to incorporate them in a future edition of the book.
On Sunday November 3rd at 4 pm I will be participating in a panel session at the Battle of Ideas Festival on Caster Semenya – Running into controversy: Genes, Gender and Sport: