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Philosophy at Play Conference

An inter-disciplinary conference on philosophical aspects of play
9-10 April 2013
University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, GL2 9HW

"Philosophy at play?"
Play, players, and being at, in or out of play, have been concepts for philosophical debate in the ancient, modern and contemporary eras. The significance of play within ethical, existential and metaphysical philosophies is well-established, yet rarely are the names or work of key thinkers evident in policy or practitioner discussions about play.

The event aims to build disciplinary and paradigmatic bridges between scholars of philosophy and scholars of play, particularly children’s play.

We have received an excellent selection of over 40 proposals for papers to be presented at the conference, from practitioners and scholars from Scandinavia, the USA, Colombia, Germany, France and England. Further details of confirmed speakers and a draft conference timetable are available on the conference website at: