Philosophy of Sport: Call for Papers

I presented a paper to a meeting of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport held at the American Philosophical Association this year. Interesting topics, smart people, and lively, enriching conversation. What’s not to like? Here’s the call for papers for the main conference. I’m thinking of submitting something.

2013 IAPS Conference – Call for Papers

The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 41st annual 2013 IAPS meeting. The conference will be held September 4-8, 2013 at California State University Fullerton.

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 20, 2013

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 third edition of the “R. Scott Kretchmar Student Essay Award.” Interested undergraduate and graduate students should submit a full paper by June 17, 2013 (in addition to an abstract, see below).

Find out more at http://iaps.net/conference.


Abstracts should be 300-500 words long, in English, and must be received by April 1, 2013. 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)

5. 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 <mailto: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
4786 Brisa del Bosque
Los Alamos, NM (USA)