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Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. Special Issue: “Bernard Suits’ Legacy: New Inspirations and Interpretations”

Special Issue: “Bernard Suits’ Legacy: New Inspirations and Interpretations.”

 Editors: Filip Kobiela, José Luis Pérez Triviño, and Francisco Javier López Frías

 Ten years after the death of Bernard Suits (1925-2007), the influence of his ideas on the philosophy of sport is still very strong. Only in 2016, three new translations (into Chinese, Japanese and Polish) of Suits’ masterpiece – The Grasshopper: Game, Life, and Utopia – have been published. This indicates growing popularity of his philosophy around the world. Several new articles, dissertations, and book chapters shed new light on Suits’s legacy and – what is especially important – show that his ideas not only belong to the well-established philosophical body of knowledge of game, play, and sport, but they are also a vital part of current philosophical debates. There are still some controversies, and new challenges appear, creating a space for discussion.

This special issue of Sport, Ethics, and Philosophy is dedicated to philosophical and moral questions related to Bernard Suit’s legacy. We welcome in particular papers dealing with new ideas and interpretations of Suits. The following topics and question could be addressed in more detail:

 – Suits’s definition of game playing and its applicability to different types sport (judged sports, mind-sports, e-sport);

– Suits’s formalism and logical incompatibility thesis;

–  Suits’s account of constitutive rules;

– The lusory attitude. Definitions of play and problems of professionalism/amateurism;

– The distinction between lusory and prelusory goal and its consequences;

–  Suits’s vision of Utopia and moral ideal of man;

– The “Tricky triad” and the controversy over the game status of judged sports;

– Games, morality and Suits’ analysis of life as game and morality as game metaphors;

– Philosophical polemics: Suits vs Wittgenstein, Caillois, Berne, Kolnai, McBride, etc.;

–  The integrity of content and form of Suits’s work: use of Aesop’s fable, “ludic” dialogues, illustrative tales, word play;

  Those interested in contributing with a manuscript to the special issue, please, submit a tentative title and a brief abstract for review (500 words) to the editors.

 For further questions and inquiries, contact: Filip Kobiela (f.kobiela@iphils.uj.edu.pl)

Jose Luis Perez (jose.perez@upf.edu) and Francisco Javier López (fjl13@psu.edu)

 Planning:

 Abstract submission deadline: October 30, 2017

Notification of abstract acceptance: November 30, 2017

Full manuscript submission deadline: May 30, 2018

Publication: End of 2018/Early 2019

 Length: 6,000-8,000 words (inclusive of references and notes).

 Further information about the journal: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rsep20

Instructions for authors: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=rsep20

References

1) Bernard Suits’s works:

Suits, B. (1967a). What is a Game? “Philosophy of Science”, 34, 148-56.

Suits, B. (1967b). Is Life a Game We are Playing? “Ethics”, 77, 209-13.

Suits, B. (1969). Games and Paradox, “Philosophy of Science”, 36, 316-21.

Suits, B. (1973a). The Elements of Sport, in: (ed.) Osterhoudt R., The philosophy of sport: A collection of original essays, Thomas, Springfield, IL.

Suits, B. (1973b). The Grasshopper: A Thesis Concerning the Moral Ideal of Man, in: Osterhoudt R., The philosophy of sport: A collection of original essays, Thomas, Springfield, IL.

Suits, B. (1974). Aristotle on the Function of Man, “Canadian Journal of Philosophy”, 4, 23-40.

Suits, B. (1977). Appendix I: Words on Play, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”. 4, 117-31.

Suits, B. (1978). The Grasshopper: Games, Life, and Utopia, University of Toronto Press, Toronto. (first edition)

Suits, B. McBride and Paddick on The Grasshopper, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, vol. VIII: 1981, 70-78.

Suits, B. (1982). Sticky Wickedness: Games and Morality, “Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review”, 21, 755-60.

Suits, B. (1984a). The Grasshopper: Posthumous Reflections on Utopia. In: (eds). Alexander, Peter and Roger Gill, Utopias, Gerald Duckworth & Co., Ltd, London, 197-209.

Suits, B. (1984b). Games and Utopia: Posthumous Reflections. “Simulation and Games”, 15 1 (March), 5-24.

Suits, B. (1985). The Detective Story. A case Study of Games in Literature, “Canadian Review of Comparative Literature“, XII.2, 200-219.

Suits, B. (1988a). On McBride on the Definition of Games, in: Philosophic Inquiry in Sport, ed. William J. Morgan and Klaus V. Meier, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 55–62.

Suits, B. (1988b). Tricky Triad: Games, Play, and Sports, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”. 15, 1-9.

Suits, B. (1989). The Trick of the Disappearing Goal, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”. 16, 1-12.

Suits, B. (2004). Venn and the Art of Category Maintenance, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”. 31.1, 1-14.

Suits, B. (2005). The Grasshopper: Games, Life, and Utopia, Orchard Park, NY: Broadview Press Ltd. (second edition)

Suits, B. (2006). Games and their Institutions in The Grasshopper, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”. 33.1, 1-8.

Suits, B. (2014). The Grasshopper: Games, Life, and Utopia, Broadview Press, Peterborough. (third edition)

 

2) Works concerning Bernard Suits’s philosophy

Bäck, A. (2008). The Paper World of Bernard Suits, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, 35(2), October, 156-174.

Berman M., (2013) Sport, Sprint, Suits, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, vol. 40, Issue -1, 163-176.

Berman N., (2015). Sport as a Thick Cluster Concept, Presented in Games, Play, and Sports: After Suits, University of Toronto

https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/uploaded_files/content/1630/file/Berman_Cluster_concept_of_sport.pdf

Charlson, C. (2011). The “Playing” Field – Attitudes Activities and the Conflation of Play and Games, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, 38(1), May, 74-87.

Chou Y. (2010). Toward an Understanding of „The Grasshopper“ – Through Two Perspectives, in: (ed.) A. Hardum, C. Jones, Philosophy of Sport – International Perspective, Cambridge Scholar Publishers.

Ellis, J. (2011). On the Concept of a Game, “Philosophical Investigations”, 34:4 October, 381-392.

Geras, N. (2009). Games and Meanings, in: (eds.), de Wijze S., Kramer M. H., Carter I., Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice: Themes and Challenges, Routledge, London, 185-200.

Holowchak, M., Barkasi, M. (2008). An Impromptu Visit to Rien-à-Faire A Tribute to Bernard Suits, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, 35, 111-119.

Holowchak, M. (2007). Games as Pastimes in Suits’s Utopia: Meaningful Living and the “Metaphysics of Leisure”, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, 34.1, 88-96.

Hurka, T. (2005/2014). Introduction, in: Suits, B., The Grasshopper: Games, Life, and Utopia, Broadview Press.

Hurka, T. (2015).  Slightly restricted slightly revised, Presented on Games, Play, and Sports: After Suits, University of Toronto

https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/uploaded_files/content/1630/file/Hurka_Suits_on_games.pdf

Hurka, T. (2006). Games and the Good, Part I. “Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 80” (Suppl.), 217–235.

Hurka, T. (2004). Normative Ethics: Back to the Future, In: B. Leiter (ed.), The Future for Philosophy, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 246–264.

Innis, R. (2001). Philosophy and the Play of Life, „Focaal – European Journal of Anthropology“, 37, 121–142.

King, P. (2015). Games and pastimes, Presented on Games, Play, and Sports: After Suits, University of Toronto

https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/uploaded_files/content/1630/file/King_games_and_pastimes.pdf

Kollers A. (2015). The Grasshopper’s Error, „Dialogue“, 54 (4), 727-746.

Kretchmar, R S. (1989). On Beautiful Games, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, 16, 34-43.

Kretchmar, R S. (2006). The Intelligibility of Suits’s Utopia: The View from Anthropological Philosophy, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, 33.1, 67-77.

Lopez Frias J. (2016). The Reconstructive and Normative Aspects of Bernard Suits’ Utopia, “Reason Papers”, Vol. 38, no. 1, 51-64.

Lopez Frias J. (2017). A Kantian view of Suits Utopia a kingdom, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, vol. 44, Issue 1, 138-151.

McBride, F. (1979). A Critique of Mr. Suits’ Definition of Game Playing, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”. 6, 59-65.

Meier, K. V. (1988). Triad Trickery: Playing with Sport and Games, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, 15, 11-30.

Morgan, K. (2008). Some Further words on suits on play, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, 35, 120-141.

Morgan, K. (2015). On Suits on Normativity of Games, Presented on Games, Play, and Sports: After Suits, University of Toronto

https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/uploaded_files/content/1630/file/Morgan_On_Suits_on_Normativity_of_Games.pdf

Papineu, D. (2015). Sports and Games, Presented on Games, Play, and Sports: After Suits, University of Toronto

https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/uploaded_files/content/1630/file/Papineau_Sports_and_Games.pdf

Ridge, M. (2015) Cheating and Trifling, Presented on Games, Play, and Sports: After Suits, University of Toronto

https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/uploaded_files/content/1630/file/Ridge_Cheating_and_Trifling_draft_2.pdf

Rives, J. (1984) The defence of the ant: Work, Life and Utopia, „Canadian Journal of Philosophy”, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Dec.), 617-629.

Royce, R. (2011). Suits, autotelicity, temporal reallocations, game resources and defining “play”, “Sport, Ethics and Philosophy”, 2, May, 93-109.

Ryall, E. (2013). Playing with words. Further comment on Suits’ Definition, in: Ryall, E., Russell, W. and MacLean, M. (eds.,) The Philosophy of Play, Routledge, London, 44-53.

Schneider, A. J. (2001). Fruits, apples and category mistakes, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, XXVIII, 151-159.

Schneider, A.J., Butcher, R.B. (1997) Pre-lusory goal for games a gambit declined, XXIV, 38-46.

Tasioulas, J. (2006). Games and the Good, Part II, “Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society” 80 (Suppl.), 237–264.

Thi Nguyen C. (2015). The Forms and Fluidity of Game Play, Presented on Games, Play, and Sports: After Suits, University of Toronto

https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/uploaded_files/content/1630/file/Nguyen_Forms_and_Fluidity_of_Game_Play.pdf

Thompson, K. (2004). Sport and Utopia, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, 31.1, 60-63.

Vossen, D. P. (2004). The Nature and Classification of Games, “Avante”, Vol.10, No. 1, 53 – 68.

Vossen, D. P. (2008a). Good Grasshopping and the Avoidance of Game-Spoiling, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, 35, 175-192.

Vossen, D. P. (2008b). Chess is not a Game, in: Hales D., (ed.) Philosophy Looks at Chess, Open Court, Chicago and la Salle, Illinois, 191-208.

Vossen, D. P. (2015). Utopia is Intelligible and Game-Playing is What Makes Utopia Intelligible, “Journal of the Philosophy of Sport”, vol. 43. Issue 2, 251-265.

6th Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference, Brno, 26-28th October, 2017

Dates26. – 28. 10. 2017

http://cpsc2017.fsps.muni.cz/ 

Venue: Faculty of Sports Studies, Masaryk University, Building A33 / room 227
            University campus – Kamenice  5, 625 00 Brno 

We cordially invite colleagues from PSS/CKS, BPSA, EAPS, IAPS to participate!

Scientific Committee:
Ivo Jirásek

Jim Parry
Irena Martínková
Martin Zvonař
Emanuel Hurych

Organizing Committee: 
Emanuel Hurych
Dagmar Heiland Trávníková
Jim Parry

Invited Keynote Speakers:
prof. Jim Parry
 (Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Prague)

More keynote speakers will be added soon!

Conference Registration: FREE
(please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM, and email as a Word.doc to cpsc2017@fsps.muni.cz, with REGN in the title)

Please register as soon as possible.  Registration deadline: August 31st , 2017

Call for Abstracts:
Guidelines for Abstract Submission:
– Send abstract (200-300 words) as soon as possible – final submission date: August 31st , 2017

– Accepted abstracts will receive notification within 2 weeks – final date: September 13th, 2017
– Required format is MS Word Times New Roman 12pt, single spacing, with name, institution, abstract, indicative bibliography; all to fit on one side of A4
– Abstracts to be submitted electronically to s.j.parry@leeds.ac.uk with ABSTRACT in the title
– Book of Abstracts will be emailed to participants in advance, with hard copy at registration

Abstracts must be prepared in English. 20 minutes ONLY for summary presentation time,(+40 mins discussion).  Please don’t just read a 60-minute paper really fast!!
Publication:  Final papers may be considered for publication in a range of journals associated in various ways with BPSA, EAPS and its members, in accordance with normal submission guidelines, e.g.: Sport, Ethics and PhilosophyStudia SportivaActa Universitatis Carolinae – Kinanthropologica; etc.

There will also be a section devoted to philosophical reflections on Olympism and the Olympic Movement, supported by the Czech Olympic Academy.

The conference is held under the auspices of the Dean of Faculty of Sports Studies, MU, doc. Jiří Nykodým, Ph.D.

Minutes: EXECUTIVE MEETING EAPS 25-4-2017 (Nijmegen)

List of Participants

Andrew Edgar; Arno Müller;  Lev Kreft; Francisco Javier López Frías; Ron Welters

Members of the Executive Committee not present at the meeting

Irena Parry; Teresa Lacerda; Ivo Jirasek; Emily Ryall; Mila Hosta; Nils Baratella; Bernard Andrieu; José Luis Pérez Triviño; Emanuel Hurych.

Meeting

a) We discussed the possibility of holding the 2020 EAPS-BAPS conference in Paris. Bernard Andrieu would be the organizer of the conference.

b) Arno Müller gave an update on the state of EAPS finances. Arno confirmed that Bernard Andrieu’s payment for the 2014 EAPS-BAPS conference has been received and gave the executive board details about the balance of the EAPS bank account.

c) Related to the financial statement, Arno Müller raised two questions. One had to do with what to do with the funds in the bank account. He proposed the creation of student travel grants to attend the next EAPS-BAPS meeting. The other question was related to methods to formalize a €5-10 annual payment for members. This would help EAPS become a stronger organization and have a better system to define who the members of the Association are. Arno suggested that money transfers through PayPal would be the best way to collect the money.

d) Lev Kreft proposed to use the mailing lists of the last three EAPS conferences (Prague, Nancy, and Nijmegen) to create our mailing list.

e) Arno Müller suggested that the payment for the domain and website should be transferred to somebody else. Javi López offered to be in charge of making the payment through his bank account.

f) The current executive board was reelected.

g) We congratulated Ron Welters for the organization of the 2017 EAPS-BAPS in Nijmegen.

 

Call for papers: Special Issue: “The emergence of e-sports: Challenges and Opportunities.” Sport, Ethics, and Philosophy

Special Issue: “The emergence of e-sports: Challenges and Opportunities.”

Editors: José Luis Pérez Triviño and Francisco Javier López Frías

An article in TIME Magazine regarded the emergence of e-Sports as one of the most profound and challenging advances in contemporary sport culture.  E-sports constitute a social phenomenon that brings together millions of players and has become a business of enormous proportions.  As a consequence of the increasing relevance and success of e-sports, a debate has been raised within international sport organizations on the recognition of e-sports not only as real sports but also as Olympic sports.  This raises important questions within the philosophy of sport, especially related to the ontological nature of both e-sports and sports.  However, the debate on the ontology of e-sports does not exhaust the possibilities of the philosophical debate on e-sports.  Issues related to the governance of e-sports competitions, the organization of e-sports institutions, and the relationship between e-sports and human nature, among others, are relevant as well.

This special issue of Sport, Ethics, and Philosophy is dedicated to the main conceptual, philosophical, moral and legal questions that are being raised by the development of e-sports in the context of sport and physical education.  We invite scholars to submit papers for this special issue. The following topics and question could be addressed in more detail:

– E-sports and the definition of sport.

–  Ethical issues within e-sports competitions. Doping, match-fixing, cheating, etc.

–  E-sports and sport aesthetics.

–  E-sports and the interpretation of sporting rules.

–  E-sports competitions and institutions. Ethics and good governance.

–  E-sports and anthropology (the sporting body in a digital environment).

–  E-sports and new technologies. A new sport paradigm?

–  E-sports and legal issues: the creation of associations, the legal forms of e-sports clubs, the structure of e-sports competitions, and the legal status of e-sports players.

Those interested in contributing with a manuscript to the special issue, please, submit a tentative title and a brief abstract for review (500 words) to the editors.

For further questions and inquiries, contact: Jose Luis Perez (jose.perez@upf.edu) and Francisco Javier López (fjl13@psu.edu)

Abstract deadline: July 18, 2017.

Notification of abstract acceptance by August 9, 2017.

Full manuscript Deadline: September 31, 2017.

Length: 6,000-8,000 words (inclusive of references and notes).

Further information about the journal: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rsep20

Instructions for authors: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=rsep20

Download the call for papers

EAPS. Elections for Officers. Deadline. April 21

My EAPS members,

We are due to have elections for the officers of the Association this year, so the following posts will be elected at our AGM in Nijmegen: President, Vice-President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, and Non-Delegate Members.  If you would be interested in filling any of these posts, or if there is someone you wish to proposes, please submit a name and contact details to the EAPS Secretary fjl13@psu.edu before midnight 21st April.  Existing office holders are allowed to be submitted for a further term.

Provisional schedule and book of abstracts

Dear participants,

Find here the schedule and book of abstracts of the 2017 EAPS/BPSA conference in Nijmegen (April 24th – 26th). A printed version will be provided at the conference. A printed version will be provided at the conference.

Just as a reminder: please, prepare for a 20-minute presentation, which will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion with the audience.

For traveling directions, please, visit the website of the Conference Venue: http://depoort.org/index.php?url=/content/en/topmenu/individueel/.html

 

III Sport and Global Governance Conference

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The third edition of the Sport and Global Governance Conference will take place on May 8-9 at the Pompeu Fabra University Ciutadella’s Campus.

It is open to all students, professors, and professionals interested in analyzing the ethical, philosophical, legal and/or moral problems of sports.

It is a two-day conference in which there will be three keynotes and a workshop given by recognized professionals and professors on the main theme of the Conference. In addition, there will be several panels where the accepted papers will be presented. The final conference program will be available soon on the website of the event: https://eventum.upf.edu/event_detail/7618/detail/iii-sport-and-global-governance-conference.html

This year’s central theme is Gender & Sport.

We encourage everyone to take part in it and to submit their paper.

Deadline for abstract submission: April 20, 2017. Email for submissions: gge.filodret@upf.edu.

 

Keynote Speakers. 2017 BPSA/EAPS Conference

Marjet Derks & Ivo van Hilvoorde: ‘Sport in the low lands’  ; panel discussion 

Marjet Derks

I specialize in the social and cultural history of sport, body cultures, in relation to questions of inclusion and exclusion. Current projects pertain to sport and gender, race, migration, and national/local identity. I am project leader of Sport, Identity and Modernity. http://www.ru.nl/geschiedenis/onderzoek/culturele/collectief-project-sportcultuur/english/sport-history-as-cultural-history/

Ivo van Hilvoorde

is assistant professor at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and lecturer at the School of Human Movement & Sport (Windesheim, Zwolle). He lectures in Philosophy of Human Movement Sciences, Philosophy of Sport and Sport & Society. In his research he combines philosophical, sociological and historical perspectives on sport, with special interest in the relations between sport and (bio)technology, the ethics of doping, human enhancement and (the history of) fitness. He wrote in JPS on sport philosophy in Belgium & The Netherlands: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00948705.2010.9714778

Often cited article (SEP):   Disability or Extraordinary Talent—Francesco Lentini (Three Legs) Versus Oscar Pistorius (No Legs) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17511320802221778

Recently also special edition on Sport & Play in a Digital World in SEP: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rsep20/10/1?nav=tocList

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=-ydS4t4AAAAJ&hl=en

 

Keynote 2 : Marc van den Bossche: ‘Sport, Philosophy and Enduring life’, discussion 

Marc Van Den Bossche (1960)

is a full-time professor at the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences at the VUB. He is the author of ‘Kritiek van de technische rede’ (‘Critique of technical reason’) (Leuven/Utrecht, 1995), ‘Natuur en lijfelijkheid’ (‘Nature and Embodiment/Physicality’) (Utrecht, 1998), ‘Ironie en solidariteit. Een kennismaking met het werk van Richard Rorty’ (‘Irony and Solidarity: An introduction to the work of Richard Rorty’) (Rotterdam, 2001), and ‘Het pathos van het denken’ (‘The Pathos of Thinking’). He also wrote essays on subjectivity and intersubjectivity (Budel, 2003) and two bestsellers: ‘Wielrennen’ (‘Cycling’) and ‘Sport als levenskunst’ (‘Sports as an art of living’) (Rotterdam, 2005 and 2010). He is the editor and co-editor of book volumes on Rorty, Arendt, Fukuyama and several topics within the history of philosophy. His recent research focuses on the ‘digital arts’, in particular the ontology of photography. Marc Van den Bossche’s publications

 

Keynote 3: Mike McNamee / Andrew Edgar  

Mike McNamee

“I have lectured for 30+ years working in the fields of education, leisure, medicine, sport, and engineering. I have a dual background in sports (BA, MA) and philosophy (MA, PhD) and have specialised in applied ethics in these fields over the last 20 years. My work ranges from theoretical scholarship to very applied work, with organizations who care about the ethical aims and standards of their practice. I have assisted, consulted and/or researched for a large number of organisations including the European Commission, the FA, UCI, UKAD, UK Sport, UNESCO, UNODC, and WADA. I am Chair of the South Wales Police, Independent Ethics Committee, and have also volunteered services as an expert ethicist to the National Health Service, UK since 2005. I have authored more than 100 articles and essays in learned journals and academic texts, and have edited or authored 16 books. I am regularly invited to speak at international conferences on ethical issues and my most current area of interest is in the ethical issues arising in the the contexts of sport, integrity, disability and technology; and the ethics of direct to consumer genetic testing for athletic talent. My most recent books are “Sport, Medicine, Ethics (Routledge, 2014), and Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport (with Bill Morgan, Routledge, 2015) and I am currently working with Dr Sylvia Camporesi on a new book “Genetics, Bioethics and Sport” (Routledge, 2016). “ http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/engineering/m.j.mcnamee/

 

Andrew Edgar

is the editor  in chief of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy and the president of the European Association for the Philosophy of Sport. His research interests cover twentieth century German philosophy and applied philosophy. His doctoral studies concerned Adorno’s aesthetics and sociology of culture, and he has continued to publish work on Adorno (and especially Adorno’s musicology). He has now turned his attention to the later generation of Frankfurt thinkers, and is writing a monograph on Jürgen Habermas. In addition to this interest in German philosophy, he has, during his time at Cardiff, been involved in a number of European Commission funded research projects, that have looked as various problems in the field of bioethics. The issues covered have included the role of health related quality of life measures in the allocation of health care; the virtues of the chronically ill; and currently the nature of dignity in the treatment of the elderly. He also has an active interest in the philosophy of sport. Recently he has been working on sport and hermeneutics.

2017 BPSA/EAPS Conference. Call for Abstracts. Deadline extension

 

 2017 BPSA/EAPS Conference: Announcement and Call for Abstracts

British Philosophy of Sport Association & European Association for the Philosophy of Sport

2017 Conference

Hosted by Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, April 24th-26th, 2017

Venue:

Conference Centre De Poort https://www.depoort.org/index.php?url=/content/en/home.html

We will also visit

Radboud University Nijmegen http://www.ru.nl/sportscentre/

Dutch Bicyle Centre http://www.dutchbicyclecentre.nl/dutch-bicycle-center-en/

 

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

  • Abstract (200-300 words) final submission date – 13th APRIL 2017
  • Accepted abstracts will receive notification by – 15st APRIL 2017
  • Required format is MS Word, Times New Roman 12pt, single spacing, with indicative bibliography; all to fit on one side of A4.
  • Abstracts to be submitted electronically to EAPS.PhilS@gmail.com with <your name – ABSTRACT – title> as the filename.
  • Papers must be prepared in English. The Programme Committee are very keen to encourage contributors to submit early versions of abstracts or papers for comment and for advice on language issues.

Conference Registration and Fees:

 The conference fee will be approx. 300/350euro (depending on room type & all inclusive: 2 overnight stays including breakfast; two buffet dinners (incl. vegetarian options); three lunches (idem) and free coffee, tea, fruit and biscuit during the conference). Arriving on Sunday and/or leaving on Thursday is 45/70 euro extra per night (depending on type of room, incl. breakfast).

Registration (including hotel reservation) via Conference Centre De Poort. Payment at arrival.

Publication:

  • Final papers may be considered for publication in a range of journals associated in various ways with BPSA and its members, in accordance with normal submission guidelines, e.g: Sport, Ethics and Philosophy; Journal of the Philosophy of Sport; Acta Universitatis CarolinaeKinanthropologica; Filosofie & Praktijk etc.

Transport:

  • Nearest Airport: Weeze (Germany)
  • Eindhoven Airport
  • Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol)
  • Nearest Railway Station: Nijmegen Central Station

Enquiries:

Call for papers

Program

Minutes. Executive Meeting. Olympia. 2016

European Association for the Philosophy of Sport

International Olympic Academy, Olympia, Greece

21th September 2016

Present: Andrew Edgar, Ivo Jirasek, Emanuel Hurych, Francisco Javier Lopez Frias, Jose Luis Perez Triviño

Apologies:  Arno Muller, Ron Welters, Teresa Lacerda, Emily Ryall.

  1. Minutes of previous meetings at Nancy and Sunderland were signed as a true
  1. Matters arising

There were no matters arising

  1. Reports for the period 2015-2016

 3.1 President’s Report

The president talked about the previous EAPS meetings held in Nancy and Sunderland.

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. Bernard Andrieu sent an email asking for the details of EAPS bank account to make a bank transfer shortly.

  1. EAPS Conference 2017

The organization of the conference was the main topic of the meeting. The members present at the meeting talked to Ron Welters via Skype to discuss specific details of the conference. Everybody liked Welters’ proposal and supported the organization of the conference in Nijmegen on April 24-26. The executive members thanked Ron Welters for his work and encouraged him to keep working with the view of having a call for papers and a tentative program before the end of October.

  1. 5th Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference

Ivo Jirasek and Emanuel Hurych presented the 5th Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference that will take place at the Faculty of Physical Culture in Olomouc, on October 13th-14th. To invite all EAPS members, Lopez Frias posted the call for papers on the EAPS website: http://philosophyofsport.eu/5th-czech-philosophy-of-sport-conference/

  1. Possibility of meeting every year

The president raised the possibility of taking advantage of some academic event every year to put together a philosophy of sport panel with members of EAPS. Jose Luis Perez Triviño offered the possibility of hosting the event in 2018 in Barcelona during the celebration of the annual conference on Sport Governance organized by the Spanish Association for the Philosophy of Sport and the Pompeu Fabra University.

  1. Any other business

The possibility of re-organizing the website in a different way was brought up by Ivo and Emanuel. They said that the news section should make clearer the types of events that we are advertising, for example, by splitting it into subcategories like “call for papers,” “conferences,” and “workshops.” Lopez Frias agreed with them on the need to make some changes on the website and encouraged all the participants, as well as all EAPS members, to send him all the information they have about academic events related to the philosophy of sport in Europe.