Information on the BPSA 2016 Annual Conference, including the official call for abstracts, is now available on the dedicated conference webpage.
The BPSA Annual Conference for 2016 will take place Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th April, 2016, at the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne Campus.
More details, CFPs, etc. to follow in due time. If you have any inquiries in the meantime, please contact Dr Richard Royce.
Call for papers for the Inaugural Global Congress on Sports and Christianity, to be held 24-28 August 2016 at York St John University.
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.
Call for papers for a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy: Sport and Play in a Digital World to be edited by Ivo van Hilvoorde.
This is a draft programme for the BPSA conference 2015. Details may be added and subject to change but it will start mid-morning on Monday 13th and finish lunchtime on Wednesday 15th (with an additional cultural activity / excursion for those who are able to stay on).
Monday 13th April
11.00 – Registration
11.45 – Conference opening
12.00 – Keynote 1: Andrew Edgar, Cardiff University (Title to be announced)
14.00-16.30 – Parallel sessions
Eve – Drinks reception
Tuesday 14th April
9.30 – 15.30 – Parallel sessions
15.30 – 16.30 – AGM
Wednesday 15th April
9.30 – 11.30 – Parallel sessions
11.30 – 12.30 – Keynote 2: Keith Thompson, ‘Sport and the rest of life – a personal perspective’
13.00 – Conference close
13.00 – 16.00 – Cultural activity for those who are staying longer
We have set up PayPal functionality to enable payment of the fees for the 2015 BPSA annual conference, on the conference webpage.
Please note that there is currently an early bird rate for the fees, until 22 March 2015.
We are very pleased to announce that our two Keynote speakers for this year’s conference are:
Dr Andrew Edgar, Reader in Philosophy at Cardiff University and current Chair of the European Association for the Philosophy of Sport. Andrew is also a past Chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association and will be speaking on sport and the phenomenology of space.
Keith Thompson, who was the first secretary of the British Philosophy of Sport Association and is co-editor of Sporting Reflections: Some Philosophical Perspectives. He has published numerous papers in the philosophy of sport and philosophy of education and was previously Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University.