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CANCELLATION: IAPS2020 SPLIT, CROATIA

A STATEMENT FROM THE ORGANISERS:

It is with great disappointment that we announce the postponement of the 2020 IAPS conference scheduled for this September in Split, Croatia. The degree of uncertainty about future conditions and restrictions, in our multiple and various member countries, makes it impossible to proceed as scheduled. Our intention is to hold the conference next fall in Split, when we anticipate travel limitations and restraints regarding social distancing will no longer be in place. 

A new call for abstracts will go out early in 2021; abstracts from this year will not be retained, but can be resubmitted. In fairness to current students, the Kretchmar Student Essay Award will be awarded this year, with an opportunity for presentation at next year’s conference.

Please send any questions to: Pamelasailors@missouristate.edu

CANCELLATION: EAPS & BPSA (4th Conference) PARIS

EAPS and BPSA regret to announce that the 2020 Conference at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport in Paris University has been cancelled.

The health and safety of conference participants and Paris University staff members are our highest priorities and were the determining factors in this difficult decision. 

As the conference dates approach, we have been closely monitoring developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The number of confirmed cases has continued to rise. The outbreak has continued to spread. Several states have declared a state of emergency or a public health emergency.

Meanwhile, colleges, universities, and state systems across the world have taken measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19, including the imposition of restrictions on travel. These prudent restrictions also influenced the decision to cancel the conference.

Planning is currently underway to reschedule the conference in October. 

COVID 19 SERVICE UPDATES

We hope that you, your family and friends are safe and well.

Taylor and Francis have been in touch to share an important update relating to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Please see below:

“With great reluctance we have decided to stop printing journals from 10 April until further notice.
We are seeing disruption to the distribution supply chain for printed journals: as of the first week of April the postal services of 42 countries have stopped accepting inward deliveries. In addition, many air mail services in and out of our major print hubs in the UK, US and Singapore are no longer operating due to reduced air freight capacity. Finally, a significant number of institutions we mail journals to are closed for business and are no longer accepting post.
We apologize for how this will have affected you and your members, and want to reassure you that online access to our journal content is not affected. Your journal will continue to publish online according to their usual schedules on our journal platform, Taylor & Francis Online<http://www.tandfonline.com/>.
We plan to resume printing in May and, at the point we do start to print again, your members will receive the print issues that would have been dispatched during the period in which printing ceased. We will keep the situation under close review, especially with regard to public health concerns, and keep you updated with any changes.”

BPSA Conference Programme 2019

BPSA Conference Programme 2019

This is a draft programme for the BPSA conference 2019. Details may be added and are subject to change, but the conference will start on Tuesday 2nd April and finish on Thursday 5th April.

Further conference details can be found under the ‘Events’ tab on our website. Alternatively you can visit http://fass.open.ac.uk/research/BPSAconference

For all other enquiries please contact  J.E.Pike@open.ac.uk 

Deadline Extension: BPSA 2019 Call for Abstracts

Please note a deadline extension on the Call for Abstracts for the BPSA conference 2019

The deadline is extended to midnight Friday 15th February.  Successful abstracts received in this extension period will receive notification by February 22nd.

British Philosophy of Sport Association 16th Annual Conference.
Trinity College, Oxford 2-5th April 2019.

Confirmed Keynote speakers:
– Tom Hurka (Toronto)
– Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open)
– Julian Savulescu (Oxford)
– Angela Schneider (Western Ontario)
– Mike McNamee (Swansea)

The Call for Abstracts is Now Open!

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

Abstracts are invited in any area of the philosophy of sport and from any philosophical perspective: all decisions will be made solely on the basis of the quality of philosophical argument.

  • Abstract (300-500 words) final submission date – Friday 15thFebruary 2019
  • Accepted abstracts will receive notification by – Friday 22nd February
  • Required format is MS Word, 12pt, single spacing, with indicative bibliography.
  • Abstracts to be submitted electronically to J.E.Pike@open.ac.ukwith <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.

 

Please use #BPSAox2019

16th Annual British Philosophy of Sport Association Conference 2019 – Trinity College, Oxford, April 2nd-5th

British Philosophy of Sport Association 16th Annual Conference – Trinity College, Oxford, April 2nd-5th, 2019.

Venue: Trinity College, Oxford
Date: Tuesday 2nd April – Friday 5th April 2019

Please note this years conference is being hosted by The Open University at Oxford Universities Trinity College. You can access The Open Universities conference webpage via this link: http://fass.open.ac.uk/research/BPSAconference

Conference Registration and Fees

You can now register for this conference via the following link:  Eventbrite Conference Registration 2019.

The rates are as follows:

  • Conference and Accommodation (breakfast, lunch and ensuite) – £595
  • Conference and Accommodation Student Essay Prize Rate – £145 please note this rate is only open to students (undergraduate and postgraduate) who also enter the Mike McNamee Student Essay Prize
  • Conference no Accommodation – £195
  • Conference no Accommodation (student rate) – £95
  • Conference Dinner – £40

Conference Programme 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Tom Hurka (University of Toronto)
  • Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open University)
  • Julian Savulescu (Oxford University)
  • Angela Schneider (University of Western Ontario)
  • Mike McNamee (Swansea University)

For more information on this years keynote speakers please click here (you will be re-directed to the conference page ran by The Open University).

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

Abstracts are invited in any area of the philosophy of sport and from any philosophical perspective: all decisions will be made solely on the basis of the quality of philosophical argument.

  • We are happy to receive abstract submissions any time from now
  • Abstract (300-500 words) final submission date – Friday 1st February 2019
  • Accepted abstracts will receive notification by – Friday 15th February 2019
  • Required format is MS Word, 12pt, single spacing, with indicative bibliography
  • Abstracts to be submitted electronically to J.E.Pike@open.ac.uk 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.

The Mike McNamee Student Essay Prize in the Philosophy of Sport, sponsored by Taylor and Francis.

Entries are invited from current undergraduate and postgraduate students for this new prize.  It will be awarded for an essay of no more than 3000 words, in any area of the Philosophy of Sport.  The prize is named after Mike McNamee, currently Professor of Applied Ethics at the University of Swansea, and founder of the BPSA.

The prize will be presented at the BPSA annual conference at Trinity College, Oxford April 2nd – 5th 2019.  It will consist of free registration and accommodation at the conference, and a prize of £200 of books from the Routledge Catalogue. The winner will be expected to present their work at the conference.

Nine other prize entrants will receive a reduction of £200 on the concession conference rate for conference attendance and accommodation. As such, they will each be liable only for a conference and accommodation fee of £145. While there is no geographical restriction on who may participate in the Essay Prize, travel costs will not be included in the prize.

Entries should be submitted to the conference organiser; J.E.Pike@open.ac.uk by Friday 8th March 2019

Keep in Touch

For those of you who are active on social media make sure to follow us on twitter for all conference reminders and updates.
Twitter Handle: @BritPhilofSport
Conference Hashtag: #BPSAox2019

15th Annual British Philosophy of Sport Association Conference 2018 – Swansea, April 12th-14th

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Conference of the British Philosophy of Sport Association will be hosted by The School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Swansea University, Wales, UK, April 12-14 ,   2018.

Venue: The College of Engineering, Bay Campus, Swansea University

The Call for Abstracts is Now Open!

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

  • Abstract (200-300 words) final submission date – 29th January 2018
  • Accepted abstracts will receive notification by – 12th February 2018
  • 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 j.w.devine@swansea.ac.uk 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.

 

 

 

Philosophy of Medicine and Sport workshop

Tom Douglas

Tom Douglas

The next meeting of the Philosophy of Medicine and Sport Workshop will take place on Tuesday, 5 May, 5.30-7.00 p.m. in K0.19, King’s College London, Strand Campus.

Tom Douglas​ (Oxford) will speak on ‘Enhancement and Desert’.

Tom is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and a Golding Junior Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford.

All welcome to attend.

 

Abstract

It is sometimes claimed that those who succeed with the aid of biomedical enhancement technologies deserve the rewards associated with their success less, other things being equal, than those who succeed through training or education. This claim captures some widely held intuitions, has been implicitly endorsed by participants in social-psychological research, and helps to undergird two otherwise puzzling objections to the use of enhancement technologies: that enhancement produces unfair advantages, and that it undermines the value of human achievement. I consider whether the claim can be provided with a rational basis by examining three arguments that might be offered in its favour. These appeal respectively to the views that desert is diminished by the adoption of morally undesirable means, the avoidance of effort, and the partial responsibility of others for our achievements.