Professor Barbara Gail Montero

Barbara Gail Montero 

Barbara Gail Montero is Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. She has been awarded research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her work focuses on one or the other of two different notions of body: body as the physical or material basis of everything, and body as the moving, breathing, flesh and blood instrument that we use when we run, walk, or dance. Before entering academia, she was a professional ballet dancer. 

Keynote lecture

She will deliver a keynote lecture based on her recent book Thought in Action: Expertise and the Conscious Mind. For more information please see

Gunnar Breivik

Professor emeritus Gunnar Breivik

Gunnar Breivik is Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, where he was Rector from 1999 to 2005. He was president of IAPS in 1996-1997 and got the Warren Fraleigh Distinguished Scholar Award in 2013. He studied theology, philosophy and sports sciences in Oslo, Tübingen and Berkeley with research grants from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and the Fulbright Foundation. In the philosophy of sport his work has covered a broad range and has included phenomenological studies of intentionality, knowledge, consciousness and other aspects of human action in sport. Breivik has also been involved in many empirical studies of physical activity in the general population and of personality and behaviour in elite sports and risk sports.

Key Note lecture

From ‘philosophy of sport’ to ‘philosophies of sports’? History, identity and diversification of sport philosophy.


In this paper, I will make some reflections on the development of the philosophy of sport as an academic discipline from the start in 1972 to the present situation. I will try to outline some differences between the Anglo-American tradition and the Continental tradition and then look into how sport philosophy has spread to various countries around the world. Can we still say that we have a common paradigm for what sport philosophy is and should be or are we experiencing a diversification from ‘philosophy of sport’ to ‘philosophies of sports’? And if so, where do we go from here into the future?

Carwyn Jones

Professor Carwyn Jones

Carwyn Jones is a Professor of Sports Ethics at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He completed his PhD in sports ethics with Mike McNamee and Jim Parry in 1998. He has served as president of IAPS and been a regular attendee at IAPS since Melbourne 2000. Carwyn Jones has published on a range of subjects including doping, racism, fairness, sex and gender alcohol and gambling. He has edited and written a number of books including Sport and Alcohol: an ethical perspective. He has supervised a number of graduate students and is a keen mountain biker.

Warren Fraleigh Distinguished Scholar Address

On becoming the right sort in sport: does sport build character?


In this paper, I revisit the question about the relationship between sport and the cultivation and display of certain moral qualities. I try to make sense of the variety of different moral and psychological claims made about sport and morality and offer a tentative weak defence of the following conclusions. Sport is a practice where moral qualities are cultivated and displayed. Sport can be a site for moral virtue and our athletes can be important role models.