Oscar Pistorius was born without fibulas and had both legs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. A business student at the University of Pretoria, Pistorius runs with the aid of carbon-fibre artificial limbs and is the double amputee world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 metres events. "I don’t see myself as disabled," says Oscar, "There’s nothing I can’t do that able-bodied athletes can do." But then the question is: do prosthetic limbs simply level the ground for Pistorius—"Blade-runner", compensating for his disability, or do they give him an unacceptable advantage? As Jeré Longman nicely put it: is he disabled, or too-abled?

Oscar Pistorius, enhancement and post-humans / S. Camporesi. - In: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS. - ISSN 0306-6800. - 34:9(2008 Sep), pp. 639-639.

Oscar Pistorius, enhancement and post-humans

S. Camporesi
Primo
2008-09

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Oscar Pistorius was born without fibulas and had both legs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. A business student at the University of Pretoria, Pistorius runs with the aid of carbon-fibre artificial limbs and is the double amputee world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 metres events. "I don’t see myself as disabled," says Oscar, "There’s nothing I can’t do that able-bodied athletes can do." But then the question is: do prosthetic limbs simply level the ground for Pistorius—"Blade-runner", compensating for his disability, or do they give him an unacceptable advantage? As Jeré Longman nicely put it: is he disabled, or too-abled?
Oscar PIstorius ; disability ; enhancement ; post-humans ; evolution
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