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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: TBC
- Nearest Airport: Cardiff
- Nearest Railway Station: Swansea StationEnquiries:
- Queries should be directed to the Conference Team via Dr. Libby Pearson
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.
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.
See below for message from Leeds Metropolitan University:
We are currently advertising four fully-funded PhD bursaries that will start in October 2014. Each studentship will have a bursary of £13,726 per annum (pro-rata as a monthly payment) plus UK/EU Fees paid for a period of three years.
We welcome PhD research proposals based on either agreed projects (please see the links below to the Research Centres) or an applicant’s own area of interest in the disciplines listed below.
Within the Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion the subjects identified are:
- Ethnic Minorities, Leisure and the Countryside
- Feminism, Gender and Physical Education
- Protests as Events/Activism as Leisure
- Sport, Black Women and the Body
- Sport, Diaspora and Inter-Generational Migrant Families
- Transnationalism, Migrant Identities and the Significance of Leisure
- Young people’s experiences of, and opportunities for, physical education and sport in an era of austerity and change: implications for professional practice
Topics for our other research centres (active lifestyles; PE and coaching; tourism, hospitality and events; sport performance; education) are on the same web site.
The advertisement for the Carnegie Postgraduate Bursaries can be found at https://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/research/research-bursaries.htm.
Please note that the closing date for applications is 23rd May 2014 (midnight), interviews will be held on 3rd and 4th July 2014.
Hour long radio discussion with BPSA vice-chair, Dr Paul Davis.
Of particular potential interest to foreign would-be members keen on avoiding hefty charges for international bank transfers, we have now added the ability to pay the BPSA annual membership fee via PayPal.
The Centre for Global Health Policy at the University of Sussex, UK, invites applications for a Research Fellow to contribute to an ESRC-funded research project “Emerging intersections of biomedical technology and elite sport: institutions, practices and ethics” undertaken in collaboration with Royal Holloway University of London and Swansea University. The position is fixed term 0.8 FTE for 30 months, or shorter period full-time by arrangement.
Further details and application procedure are here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/328
Deadline for applications is 7th November; interviews will be held on 10th December.
New Executive chosen. Our warm congratulations to Dr Emily Ryall, the new Chair of the BPSA!
A new video of Professor Mike McNamee, explaining the historical background to the official BPSA journal: Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.