This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Classical Argument Essay

586 words - 3 pages

The Edge
In a society that praises the best of the best. The strongest, fastest, and beautiful seem to make it to the top first. Everyone wants that edge over the next man to be better. That’s were the very hot topic of steroid use has come into play. Almost every sport on TV today has some sort of steroid scandal that is being thrown up. But in a world were competitiveness is rewarded and the best are the richest and most loved brings up ideas of doing whatever it takes to get there.
Many believe steroids are a form of cheating in sports but the majority of players who are taking them only do it to survive in the sport. It’s pretty obvious that it makes for more excitement when a three hundred pound guy full of muscle can do flips off turnbuckles or knock baseballs out of ...view middle of the document...

Consider for instance that every football player lifts weights. Those who do not are significantly weaker, therefore at a competitive disadvantage. He says prohibiting steroids and other performance enhancing substances is inherently unfair. Just as there will always be those who take these substances, there will also be those who do not for fear of being caught. This gives the rule-breakers a distinct advantage. Those who still opt out of synthetic hormones can still do so - and may just find better options for everybody else.
That leads us to the other side of this dilemma and those who don’t believe steroids should be used. I can also see there point of view of it being a form of cheating. Also the issue of health issues in the long term. A player for the Atlanta Braves who strongly disagrees with steroid use had this to say. My idea of a professional sportsman is a man or woman with a natural ability in the sporting arena. They gain their titles and medals on merit, because they have trained hard and risen to the top. Once you start allowing athletes to take steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, there is no longer a fair playing field( Time Magazine). This is a statement that many would agree with.
No matter which side you take in this issue it’s hard to say whose right or wrong. You have the ones who say it’s a form of cheating when you’re not natural and then there are the ones who believe in enhancements to succeed. But in a society that condones team doctors injecting injured players with cortisone and other pain numbing potions, which are far from natural, one needs to look at the greater question of ''At what price is victory?

Works Cited
“Time Magazine” Steroids in pro sports-
“Muscular Development” The clear chemist by Patrick Arnold

Other Essays Like Classical Argument

Toulmin Model Essay

1217 words - 5 pages actually follow classical models of logic like the syllogism, so he developed a method for analyzing the argument you read and hear every day in conversation. Toulmin proposed a layout containing six interrelated components for analyzing arguments. The first three essential elements of any argument are the claim, the data or evidence which is offered to support the claim, and the warrant. The last three elements of an argument are the

Black Athena Reaction Essay

568 words - 3 pages Black Athena Reaction Martin Bernal is a professor of Government and Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University, and a scholar of modern Chinese political history. He is also educated in Egyptology, archaeology, linguistics, and classics. In 1985 he published Black Athena : The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization. This three volume work regards the perception of ancient Greece in relation to its African and Asiatic neighbors by

The Uneasy Alliance Between the Sacred and the Secular in Milton's Paradise Lost

2188 words - 9 pages In this essay I intend to evince John Milton’s conflation of the Biblical and the Classical in his magnum opus, Paradise Lost, and investigate his reasons for juxtaposing the sacred with the profane. I will also be drawing ideas and argument from Thomas N. Corns and his essay, The English Epic, in order to assert that this conflation is part of Milton’s desire to fuse the Classical and the Christian, to create an epic not merely on par with

The Chinese Room

1281 words - 6 pages Claudia Obeng Intro to Philosophy Professor Wood Paper #2 03/09/15 John Searle: The Chinese Room Argument Is it possible for machines to think? How does the mind work? Are machines capable of working in the same manner as a mind, with the help of a program? These are questions that led to The Chinese Room Argument also known as the Thought Experiment conducted by John Searle. Two views were presented in this argument. One view suggests

St Thomas Aquinas Version of the Cosmological Argument

537 words - 3 pages St Thomas Aquinas version of The Cosmological Argument Aquinas developed the five ways to prove the existence of God. He based his arguments on what could be observed, his observations included that the universe moves and changes. From his observations he reached conclusions about the existence of God. However, Aquinas did actually accept the fact that he may not prove that the cause of the universe is the God of classical theism. He also did

Patria Potestas

1983 words - 8 pages limited by the funds of his peculum handed down from the pater 1 Richard. P. Saller, ‘Pater Familias, Mater Familias and the Gendered Semantics of the Roman Household,’ Classical Philology Vol 94 No.2 (1999) p.184. 2 Ibid., p.184 3 John Crook, Patria Potestas, Classical Quarterly, new series, 17.1 (1967) p.113. 4 Livy Histories 2.5 5 Richard. P. Saller, ‘Patria potestas and the stereotype of the Roman family,’ Continuity and Change 1 (1986) p.18

Crafting Life

1064 words - 5 pages definition of strategy according to Mintzberg who bases his assumptions on “a pattern in a stream of decisions” (Mintzberg & Waters, 1985, p. 259). Mintzberg (1987) had found that “an organisation can have a pattern without knowing it, let alone making it explicit”. The article ‘Crafting strategy’ by Mintzberg (1988) represents the argument that strategy is deductive and not inductive, strategist recognise patterns and do not plan. To find a

Political Freedom

964 words - 4 pages freedom with that of positive liberty, or the enabling of an individual to realize his or her own potential. Freedom, in this sense, may include freedom from poverty, starvation, treatable disease, and oppression, as well as freedom from force and coercion, from whomever they may issue. However Friedrich Hayek, a well-known classical liberal, criticized this as a misconception of freedom: the use of ‘liberty’ to describe the

Othello Evaluation

988 words - 4 pages moor has been used interchangeable with the word Negro which also implies that Othello was black. I believe this play would have a different emotional impact on the audiences of today than it did of past audiences. 2. I enjoyed reading the essay written by Janet Housden about weather Othello is more of a tragedy or a melodrama. I believe she puts forth a strong argument providing quotes to back up her argument from the play Othello. She also uses

Explicit Lyrics And The Cognitive Effects

1344 words - 6 pages the real question is "Can impressions made by Mozart last throughout development?" "Can this increase the maturity of a child's cognitive abilities?" Studies have shown that classical music can change the way the brain reacts. A study in Hong Kong confirmed that classical music can help those with Attention Hyper Activity Disorder. This study was conducted on adolescent boys and girls. In the ranking of how music affects human way of life and

Paradise Lost as an Epic

1650 words - 7 pages structural elements from a great many literary genres and modes. It also contains a myriad of specific allusions to major literary texts and exemplary works. Barbara Kiefer Lewalski in her essay ‘The genres of paradise lost’ notes that Paradise Lost’s closest structural affinities are to Virgil’s Aeneid, and that it undertakes in some fashion to define classical heroism in Christian terms. While reading it seems that paradise lost adopts many major

Related Papers

Classical Argument Essay

570 words - 3 pages Classical Argument Classical Argument Not only are we born with the ability to run, we are designed to run exceptionally well. Running is one of the most natural things we can do but because of technological advances most of us don’t do it enough or at all. When most people do want to start running the first thought is typically about getting some new shoes. There are thousands of running shoes out there so how does a person decide what kind

Diglossia In Arabic Essay

699 words - 3 pages , however, like Arabic, they would tend to use Classical Chinese to write or when formal occasions occur. The everlasting question that is ongoing is whether the Arabic language should be transferred from Classical Arabic into the Colloquial (Aamiyya) Arabic. There are two views in this argument. The first one is that the Classical Arabic should be predominant as it is the origin of Colloquial Arabic. Classical Arabic is the language everyone

Behaviour Perspective Essay

571 words - 3 pages [pic] John Watson argued that thoughts and feelings are less important than the observable behaviour so his argument was that psychology should become the scientific study of behaviour. Thoughts, feelings and emotions, are not capable of being measured and therefore should not be considered as valid subject matter for scientific psychology. Classical conditioning As you lie on the dentist chair and see all the equipment around you, you

Final Note Of Extreme Isolation Essay

1249 words - 5 pages Valerie DiGloria Mr. Matthews PSY 150-108 March 18, 2015 Learning HW Part A. Read each of the following examples. I. If you decide the situation seems to be an example of classical conditioning, you should label the UCS, UCR, CS, and CR. II. If you decide the situation seems to be an example of operant conditioning, you should identify whether it is positive or negative reinforcement, or punishment. SITUATION 1 A very bright (mildly