Organized by the De La Salle University Philosophy Department, in cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts and DLSU Laguna Campus, the 1st DLSU International Conference on the Philosophy of Sport and Games will be held on November 16-17, at the De La Salle University Science & Technology Complex, Biñan, Laguna.
The conference, which is interdisciplinary in nature, aims to bring together philosophers, ethicists, academics, researchers, scientists, historians, artists, athletes, coaches, inventors, game players, health and wellness practitioners, policy makers, and students of all areas and aspects of sports and games, and from all institutions in the country and the world.
Research on sports and games is developing in the discipline of philosophy. Current ideas being explored include the analysis of cooperation and motivation in sports, the aesthetics and beauty of sports, sports and religion, roles of skills and coaching in sport, bioethical issues in sport, and fair play. All these and many other concepts contribute to the core themes, approaches and theories of the field. Significantly, these build up the discussion and synthesize a framework for the philosophy of sports and games.
The theme of the 1st DLSU International Conference on the Philosophy of Sports and Games is “Theories and Practices of Sports and Games towards a Stronger Nation.”
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
Philosophy of Sports
Philosophy of Exercise, Sport and Health
Philosophy of Ethics, Sports and Law
Epistemology and Sport
Phenomenology and Sport
Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Sport
Religion, Theology and Sport
Metaphysics and Sport
Sports, Games and Education
Gender in Sports and Games
Art in Sports and Games
Sports, Games and Media
Ancient and Medieval Sports
History of Sport
The Olympic Games
Sports and Culture
Sports, Communities and Society
Sports for Peace and Development
Sports in International Studies
Individual and Group Sports
Philippine Indigenous/ Traditional Sports and Games
Southeast Asian Games and Sports
ASEAN in Sports and Game Development
Sports Science/ Sports Studies
Psychology of Sports
Health and Wellness in Sports and Games
Sports and Rehabilitation
Sports, Games and Disabilities
Technology of Sports and Games
Philosophy of Computer Games
Philosophy of Technology
Sports and Games of the Future
Philosophy of the Mind
Philosophy of Games
Life after Sport
Sport Law and Governance
Lead up foundation sports
Sport and Disabilities – Adaptive Sport
Mass Participation in Sport
All papers must be original.
Abstract Submission page: Sports and Games EasyChair page
Deadline for Abstracts: July 31, 2017
Notice of Acceptance: September 15, 2017
Please submit a 200-300 word abstract of your paper, giving 1) a background to the study, 2) its scope and main goals (thus, its delimitation), 3) the theoretical framework and methods used, and 4) a brief summary of the claims, and 5) your conclusion. Abstracts must include 1-5 key words (choose the ones your paper is more focused on).
Format for abstracts can be found here. Word Documents (.docx) files must be attached to the submission form on the EasyChair conference page.
Abstracts must be submitted through easy-chair at the following link: DLSU Sport & Games 2017 Conference page. Full papers will only be requested after the conference.
For Pre-registered participants
DLSU Students: Php 1,000
Other Students: Php 2,500
Local Participants: Php 3,500
Foreign Participants: USD 100
*Pre-registration period begins on July 31, 2017. Deadline of pre-registration payment is on September 15, 2017.
For Walk-in participants
Local Walk-ins (2 days): Php 4,000
Local Walk-ins (1 day only): Php 2,000
Fees may be paid through the following methods:
The DLSU Accounting Office, Taft Ave., Manila, G/F La Salle Building. Cash and check payments must be made payable to “De La Salle University 600-050 (Turing)” and a scanned copy of the receipt must be emailed to email@example.com for registration. An email confirmation will be sent to the participant.
UCPB branches for over-the-counter services. Cash and check payments must be made payable to “De La Salle University,” with the account number 120-114711-9. A copy of the receipt must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration. An email confirmation will be sent to the participant.
Foreign bank or institution for wire money transfer to UCPB account number 120-114711-9, with SWIFT code: UCPBPHMM. Payments must be made to “De La Salle University 600-050 (Turing),” A copy of the receipt must be emailed to email@example.com for registration. An email confirmation will be sent to the participant.