2014 IAPS Conference – Call for Papers – Deadline Extension to April 14

The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 42nd annual 2014 IAPS meeting. The conference will be held September 3-6, 2014 in Natal (Brazil) sponsored by the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sur.

Abstracts are welcome on any area of philosophy of sport (broadly construed), 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 19, 2014.

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 16, 2014 (in addition to an abstract, see below).  More information can be found here: IAPS Essay Award 2014.


Abstracts should be 300-500 words long, in English, and must be received by April 14, 2014. 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. Three references that contextualize the topic in the pertinent philosophical literature
  5. 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)


6.  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 (e.g., name and other information cross-referenced with the title if on a separate page, or on a different page at the end of the abstract), preferably in Word. 

Submit abstracts to the following email: iaps2014natal@gmail.com

For other queries write to: jgleaves@Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU

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

John Gleaves
IAPS Conference Chair
Assistant Professor of Philosophy – CSU- Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92835    

Please distribute to interested parties.