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New Publication. Sull’allenamento. Testo a fronte greco di Filostrato Madella P. (cur.) Reid H.L. (cur.) Isidori E. (cur.) edito da Sette Città, 2015.

Filostrato; Madella P. (cur.) Reid H.L. (cur.) Isidori E. (cur.) Sull’allenamento. Text in Greek and Italian. Sette Città, 2015.

Sull'allenamento. Testo a fronte greco libro di Filostrato; Madella P. (cur.); Reid H.L. (cur.); Isidori E. (cur.)

Find it here

This is a new Italian translation of Philostratus’ 3rd century CE essay on athletic training, On Gymnastics (Peri Gymnastike) with introductions and commentary aimed at scholars of sport history, philosophy, and pedagogy.  Paolo Madella’s translation includes introductory notes and extensive footnotes that take into account recent scholarship as well as ancient context.  Heather L. Reid provides a philosophical-historical introduction to the text (here attached in English translation: Introduction to Philostratus Gymnasticus), Emanuele Isidori and Alessandra Fazio offer a practical pedagogical interpretation of the text, and Fernando Garcia Romero opens the discussion with a preface that situates the text within the ancient and modern literature on sport.  This is a new look aimed at modern sport scholars at the most complete text we have on ancient sport.


Attribuito a Filostrato, filosofo sofista docente di retorica dapprima ad Atene e poi a Roma, dove visse alla corte dell’imperatore Settimio Severo, ed autore di diverse opere tra le quali “Le vite dei sofisti” e la “Vita di Apollonio di Tiana”, il trattato “Peri gymnastikés” (qui tradotto con il titolo: Sull’allenamento) rappresenta un’opera di straordinario interesse dal punto di vista storico e culturale. Sull’allenamento è infatti una delle poche opere dell’antichità giunta fino a noi che ci fornisce in modo sistematico informazioni di prima mano sulle tecniche e sulle modalità di pratica dello sport nel mondo antico. Il trattato condensa il sapere e le conoscenze sullo sport antico offrendo interessanti spunti di riflessione filosofica e pedagogica, che vengono raccolti e sviluppati dai curatori di questa edizione.

EAPS Minutes

European Association for the Philosophy of Sport

University of Sunderland

13th April 2015


Apologies:  Arno Müller; Francisco Javier López Frías

 1. Minutes of previous meetings at Nancy and Prague were signed as a true record.

 2. Matters arising

There were no matters arising

 3. Reports for the period 2015-2015

 3.1 President’s report

3.1.1  The president reported on the development of the website, and commended Francisco Javier López Frías on his work.  The website is an excellent compendium for news of forthcoming events, in both English and Spanish.

It is hoped that the website can be further developed, following discussions in Prague, not least by providing space for the submission of work in progress papers.  Members were encouraged to submit papers, and to encourage colleagues and especially students to do likewise.  Papers can be in any European language (although an English abstract would be appreciated).  A link can be made to Google Translate in order to provide rough and ready translations.

3.1.2 Proposals to hold a meeting in association with ECSS 20015 at Malmo were unsuccessful.  The ECSS conferences are thought to be too expensive to attach many EAPS members.

The ECSS 2016 conference will be held in Vienna.  The present agreed to contact the organisers, to see if a one-day themed conference could be held in association with the ECSS conference.  EAPS members would be able to attend this satellite conference without having to register for the main ECSS conference.  ECSS delegates would have free access to the EAPS event.  A suggested theme for the EAPS event was sport and the outdoors (with an invitation between extended to Ivo Jirásek and his team to lead on this).  The additional theme of women and sport was proposed by Sylvia Camporesi.

 3.2  Treasurer’s Report was submitted

The Association currently has a positive balance of €498.81.  Fees from Nancy have not yet been received, and the treasurer is pursuing this matter.

 4. BPSA Conference 2016

It was noted that the conference will be held in Brighton UK

 5. EAPS Conference 2017

An offer to host the 2017 conference in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, was accepted.

It was noted that attendance at BPSA/EAPS conferences may be affected by the location of IAPS.  IAPS will be in Greece in 2016 so is unlikely to be in Europe in 2017.

 6. Any other business


Call for papers Special Issue: Sport Ethics. The Challenges of 21st-century Sport

Editors: Francisco Javier Lopez Frias (Linfield College, Oregon) & Oscar Chiva Bartoll (Universitat Jaume I, Castellón)

 Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2015

Journal publication date: April, 2016. Languages: Spanish, English, Catalan.

RECERCA is a bianual journal published by the Department of Philosophy and Sociology (Universitat Jaume I de Castellón). Since 2012, Recerca has used the OJS for its blind peer review process:  RECERCA is indexed in Humanities Source Publications, Fuente Académica Premier, Philosopher’s Index, IEDCYT (category B) and Latindex.

 Find the call for papers here

Update: 1st Meeting on Sport and Global Governance

The webstite of the First Meeting on Sport and Governance is already opened. Find it here:

The conference will be held May 4-5 in Barcelona, sponsored by the Philosphy of Law Department of the University Pompeu Fabra.

Confirmed keynote speakers include the president of the International Association of Philosophy of Sports, a deputy of the Administrative Court of Sports and a member of the Group of Experts from the European Commission (Doping).


Ist meeting on Sport and Global Governance

Philosophy of Law Department. Pompeu Fabra University. Barcelona

Spanish Association for the Philosophy of Sport (AEFD)

 Call for papers

The Department of Philosophy of Law and the Spanish Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the

Ist meeting on Sports and Global Governance

The conference will be held May 4-5 in Barcelona, sponsored by the Philosphy of Law Department of the University Pompeu Fabra.

Confirmed keynote speakers include the president of the International Association of Philosophy of Sports, a deputy of the Administrative Court of Sports and a member of the Group of Experts from the European Commission (Doping).

Abstracts are welcome on any area of philosophy of sport (broadly construed) or related to, including law, politics and ethics, and from any theoretical approach, including analytic philosophy and critical theory. While AEFD recognizes, values, and encourages interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies, acceptance is contingent on the philosophical content of the project. Emerging scholars are encouraged to submit works in progress. Guidelines for abstracts and submission instructions are including below.

Deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2015. A Program Committee of three AEFD peers will blind review abstracts. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts as soon as possible and in any case before the end of March.

All conference presenters shall register for attend the conference to have their paper included on the conference program.

Prize: 50 € academics / 30 € students & unemployed

Key information:

Abstracts on any area of philosophy of sport up to 500  plus 5 key words.

Deadline: March 1, 2015.

Abstract must be submitted to


Organizing Committee: 

Jose Luis Pérez Triviño

Alberto Carrio

Deporte  y Gobernanza Global

Àrea de Filosofia del Dret. Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Asociación Española de Filosofía del Deporte.

Call for papers

La Asociación Española de Filosofía del Deporte junto con el Área de Filosofía del Derecho de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra organiza el I Congreso en Deporte y Gobernanza Global bajo el título.

Deporte y Gobernanza Global. Retos éticos y jurídicos.

Congreso inaugural de la Asociación Española de Filosofía del Deporte (AEFD).

El  congreso pretende ser un encuentro para el estudio y la discusión interdisciplinar de los actuales retos que presenta la Gobernanza del deporte en el  ámbito local y global .

La primera edición de este congreso tendrá lugar los días 4 y 5 de mayo de 2015 en la Facultat de Dret de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona.

Esta primera edición contará  entre otros con la participación como ponentes invitados del presidente de la International Association of Philosophy of Sports, un representante del Tribunal Administrativo del Deporte y un miembro del Grupo de Expertos de la Comisión Europea en la lucha contra el dopaje.

En próximas comunicaciones se concretará definitivamente el resto de ponencias invitadas.

Invitamos a todos los interesados, académicos, profesionales o investigadores independientes,  a enviar un resumen de un trabajo original relacionado con cualquiera tema del deporte desde una perspectiva filosófica o interdisciplinar vinculada a ésta.

Los resúmenes remitidos para su evaluación e inclusión final en el programa no deberán superan las 500 palabras y contendrán: título del trabajo, nombre y filiación completa del autor así como su dirección de correo electrónico y cinco palabras clave. Los resúmenes deberán ser enviados a la siguiente dirección de correo electrónico: El plazo límite para la recepción de resúmenes es el 1 de marzo de 2015. Todos los autores serán debidamente notificados de la aceptación o no de sus trabajos lo más pronto posible y, en cualquier caso, antes de que finalice el mes de marzo.

Todos los asistentes deberán registrarse para que sus trabajos sean incluidos en el programa del congreso y para poder asistir al resto de actividades.


Información clave:

I Congreso sobre Deporte y Gobernanza Global. Retos éticos y jurídicos. I Congreso de la Asociación Española de Filosofía del Deporte.

Trabajos filosóficos o multidisciplinares que adopten una perspectiva filosófica sobre cualquier ámbito del deporte

Extensión del resumen: 500 palabras. + 5 palabras clave.

Fecha límite, 1 de marzo de 2015

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Comité organizador:

José Luis Pérez Triviño

Alberto Carrio Sampedro.

New Issue of “Fair Play: Journal of Philosophy, Ethics and Sports Law”



Taking Games Seriously: Sportsmanship and the paradox of zero-sum games                        1 -21

Marco Antonio Azevedo

What Are We Cheering? Sport and the Value of Valuing                                                               22-51

Tara Smith

On Creativity in Sporting Activity: With Some Consequences for Education                             52-80

Daniel Campos

The Aesthetic Experience of the Combat Athletes in Taekwondo                                              81-104

Rebeca Cardozo Coelho, Lev Kreft, Teresa Lacerda

La corrupción en el deporte                                                                                                           105-121

 Jorge Malem

 Interview with Warren Fraleigh

3rd Czech Phil of Sport conference – Prague, 16-18 Oct 2014

The 3rd Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference will be held at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University in Prague, from 1pm Thursday October 16th until the afternoon of Saturday October 18th, 2014, under the auspices of the Philosophy of Sport Section of the Czech Kinanthropological Society (PSS/CKS), together with the European Association for the Philosophy of Sport. We cordially invite colleagues from PSS/CKS, BPSA, EAPS, IAPS to participate, with many apologies for the short notice. If you intend to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.

 Scientific Committee:  Ivo Jirasek, Eman Hurych, Irena Martinkova, Jan Halak, Jim Parry

Organisers: Irena Martinkova and Jim Parry

 Download the call for papers with further information.

 Find the programme here: Download