Friday, October 30, 2009

Sports and Political Philosophy (Really!)

Joe Posnanski, a columnist for the Kansas City Star and now a Sports Illustrated contributor, discusses Michael Sandel's new book and some Kant as well at this post on his blog. Joe was kind enough to write the foreword for Football and Philosophy: Going Deep. And he's one of my favorite sportswriters.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baseball is a Higher Pleasure

Readers of this blog might be interested in a recent post at my blog that discusses the attitude of philosophers towards philosophy of sport.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

IAPS 2010 Call for Papers

The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 38th annual 2010 IAPS meeting. The conference will be held in Rome, Italy between September 15-19, 2010. Abstracts are welcome on any area of philosophy of sport, including metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics and ethics, and from any theoretical approach, including analytic philosophy and critical theory. In addition to abstracts for papers, proposals for round table and panel discussions, including a tentative list of participants, are also welcome and should follow the same format as paper abstracts. Graduate students and emerging scholars are encouraged to submit works in progress. Abstracts should be 300-500 words long (in either English or Italian) and must be received by April 1, 2010. The preferred mode of submission is by e-mail. Please send the abstract as an attachment, preferably in Word. Contributors who do not have access to e-mail should feel free to send a hard copy instead. Please submit e-mail copies of abstracts to the Conference Chair at:

Please send hard copies (only if e-mail is not available) to:

Doug Hochstetler
Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Penn State University, Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034

Abstracts will be reviewed by a Program Committee of three IAPS peers. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by May 14, 2010.

See the IAPS website for additional conference details.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Call for Abstracts: British Philosophy of Sport Association

British Philosophy of Sport Association
Annual Conference 2010

Call for abstracts

Venue: Centre for Applied Ethics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Dates: 25th to 27th March 2010

Conference fee (including conference dinner): £120

Titles and abstracts (300-500 words) should be sent to Dr. Andrew Edgar,
( by 8th January 2010. Abstracts should be sent as email
attachments in a format readable by Microsoft Word. Notification of
acceptance or rejection will be given to individuals by the end of January

Delegates will have 20 minutes for presentation, with an additional 10
minutes for discussion.

Further details will be announced at a later date.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in America" conference

See here for conference information. This conference is sponsored by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. And that is no typo! Abstract submissions are due November 30th, 2009.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Upon Further Review

An article on College Football News, by Matt Zemek, discusses some of the philosophical issues related to instant replay. Scroll down to section 3.

Friday, October 2, 2009