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Motivational enhancement in sport - a form of 'neuro-doping' - can help athletes attain greater achievements in sport. A key question is whether or not that athlete deserves that achievement. We distinguish three concepts - praiseworthiness (whether the athlete deserves praise), prizeworthiness (whether the athlete deserves the prize), and admiration (pure admiration at the performance) - which are closely related. However, in sport, they can come apart. The most praiseworthy athlete may not be the most prizeworthy, and so on. Using a model of praiseworthiness as costly commitment to a valuable end, and situating prizeworthiness within the boundaries of the sport, we argue that motivational enhancement in some cases can be compatible with desert.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s12152-020-09445-5

Type

Journal article

Journal

Neuroethics

Publication Date

2021

Volume

14

Pages

205 - 215

Keywords

Doping, Motivational enhancement, Neurodoping, Praiseworthiness, Sport