Philosophy at Play Conference Details

"Philosophy at Play" is a two-day inter-disciplinary conference focusing on philosophical aspects of play.  The conference will be held at the University of Gloucestershire's Park Campus, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2RH, on April 12th and 13th 2011.
We have received an exciting selection of abstracts for papers from around the world, and we look forward to what will be a vibrant and thoroughly original conference.  The call for papers is now closed.

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce that the following will be giving keynote papers at the conference:
  • John Wall (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Kevin Flint (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
  • Monica Vilhauer (Roanoke College, USA)
  • Randolph Feezell (Creighton University, USA)

More on "philosophy at play"

Many philosophers have had something to say about play, and their ideas are as diverse and contradictory as play itself.
Variations operate across time (ancient, modern and postmodern), place (‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ philosophies and points in between) and discipline (epistemology, ethics, metaphysics and so on).  Yet rarely are the names or work of key thinkers evident in policy or practitioner discussions about play.
This conference aims to build disciplinary and paradigmatic bridges between scholars of philosophy and scholars of play, particularly children’s play.

Further Information

Registration for the conference will open from January 2011, and details of how to book a place as a delegate, as  well as on accommodation and costs will be posted here then.
For further information, or if you have any questions, please email the organising