Tuesday, February 22, 2011

International Association for the Philosophy of Sport CFP

2011 IAPS Conference - Second Call for Papers

The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 39th annual 2011 IAPS meeting. The conference will be held September 8-11, 2011 in Rochester, New York (USA). 

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. While IAPS recognizes, values, and encourages interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies, acceptance is contingent on the philosophical content of the project. Emerging scholars are encouraged to submit works in progress.

A Program Committee of three IAPS peers will review abstracts. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by May 16, 2011

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.


IAPS is proud to announce the “R. Scott Kretchmar Student Essay Award.” Interested undergraduate and graduate students should submit a full paper by June 15, 2011 (in addition to an abstract, see below).  A separate announcement is posted at the IAPS website.


Abstracts should be 300-500 words long, in English, and must be received by April 1, 2011. Please, follow the following instructions (incomplete proposals will be returned).  Provide:

  1. Name, E-mail, current position, and employer
  2. Title of Program
  3. Key Words (three to five)
  4. Primary Content Area/s (choose no more than 2)

    1. Ethics                          d.   Epistemology                    g.   Applied
    2. Metaphysics                e.   Phenomenology                 h.   History
    3. Aesthetics                   f.   Comparative                      i.   Other (explain)

  1. Indicate special Audio-Visual requirements (computer & projector will be provided)

The preferred mode of submission is by e-mail.

Please send the abstract blind-review ready as an attachment, preferably in Word, to the Conference Chair at: jilunda@linfield.edu

Contributors who lack access to e-mail may send a hard copy instead to the following address:

            Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza
                                    IAPS Conference Chair
Associate Professor of Philosophy
                                    Linfield College
                                    900 SE Baker St., Unit 580
                                    McMinnville, OR 97128 (USA)

Please distribute to interested parties.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Further inquiry into luge death from Vancouver 2010

As Vancouver celebrates its one year anniversary since hosting the Winter Games, allegations have arose surrounding accountability and blame for the Georgian luger Nodar Kumariatashvili's tragic death. CBC's the Fifth Estate produced an interesting investigation into the case and is worthy of a gander.