Study group Philosophy of Sport

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Prof. Dr. Martine Prange (Tilburg University):
Prof. Dr. Ivo van Hilvoorde (Vrije Universiteit):
Dr. Alfred Archer (Tilburg University):

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Topic & aim

This study group aims to promote the philosophy of sports as growing and independent philosophical discipline. Since its inception, less than hundred years ago, the philosophy of sport has been a sub discipline of different philosophical currents, such as ethics, aesthetics, body phenomenology and, more recently, gender studies. Since about two decades, the philosophy of sports is growing fastly into a philosophical discipline which attracts attention worldwide. This international growth raises the question whether the philosophy of sports can develop into an indepent philosophical discipline, wit hits own questions and methods. The current study group aims to develop further and expand this young discipline, i.e., develop it as a serious philosophical discipline and part of the philosophical curricula in The Netherlands, and add to its further international development. It aims to do so by 1) the serious study and production of scientific, scholarly questions, debates, methods and output; 2) the intensive, intellectual exchange via the regular gathering of scholars in this discpline; 3) reinforcing the visibility of this discipline and its members in The Netherlands and Flandres.

Set-up & practicalities

We convene 4-5 times a year to discuss each other’s work and recent, international publications in the field, conferences etc. We further aim to organize an annual expert meeting, workshop or conference and an annual OZSW Conference panel.

OZSW members who belong to this group

Member Affiliation
Vorstenbosch, JanUtrecht University
Prange, MartineTilburg University
Archer, AlfredTilburg University
Houterman, AldoErasmus University Rotterdam
Meeuwsen, SandraErasmus University Rotterdam

Other people who belong to this group

Marc van den Bossche – Guus Heijnen – Nathanja van den Heuvel – Jan de Leeuw -Sandra Meeuwsen – Johan Steenbergen –  Ronald Welters – Ivo van Hilvoorde

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