Thursday, December 24, 2009

Intellectual Muscle

Intellectual Muscle is an eclectic series of talks by prominent and up-and-coming Canadian intellectuals on topics related to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Public lectures will be delivered at universities across Canada and made available online in podcast form. The online program will include polls, discussion forums and other interactive features, providing Canadians with a unique opportunity to participate in a series of national dialogues.

Intellectual Muscle, developed by Vancouver 2010 and the University of British Columbia, in collaboration with universities across Canada and The Globe and Mail, will run from September 2009 until the end of the Games in March 2010.

(Thanks to Gabriela Tymowski for the link.)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

IAPS Session at APA New York December 28

International Association for Philosophy of Sport Session
at The American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting
New York Marriott Marquis
Monday, December 28 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Chair: Heather Reid (Morningside College)
Speakers: David Charlton (Western Michigan University) “Winning Isn’t Everything: How the Monetary Structure of the BCS May Provide an Incentive to Lose”
David O’Hara (Augustana College) “Sport, Religion, and Value: Considering the Possibility of Renewing an Ancient Connection”
Steffen Borge (University of Tromsø–Norway) “Towards a Taxonomy of Sports”
***Participants, IAPS members attending the conference, and anyone else interested in the philosophy of sport are invited to join us for lunch at a nearby restaurant immediately after the session***