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Violence and conflict in sports and games

La violence et le conflit dans les sports et les jeux

“Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence” - Special Issue on Sport and Game Studies

« Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence » - Numéro spécial sur les sports et les jeux

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Published on Monday, January 22, 2018


The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV) welcomes contributions concerning philosophical issues raised by sports and games. The selected articles will be published open access by Trivent Publishing in December 2018. Deadline for paper submission is May 1, 2018.



We welcome papers from philosophical research fields on (among others) the following topics:

  • Euphemization of violence in sports and games through history since antiquity.

  • General theories of violence in sports and games from psychological, sociological, anthropological point of views.

  • Phenomenology of violence from the first person point of view.

  • Consented violence in sports and games (over-training, doping, bigorexia, etc).

  • Political analyses of sport and game in geopolitical conflicts (theory of soft power, Cold War, war preparation, military usages, etc).

  • Analyses of current sport and game violence controversies (MMA, concussions in American football and other sports, sexual harassment, etc).

  • Violence issues in video games and consequences of body virtualization.

  • Links between economic issues and sport and game violence.

  • Discussions on gender based violence, especially regarding sexual violence in sports and games.

  • Studies and discussions on famous philosophical accounts of sport violence (Jean-Marie Brohm, Roger Chartier, Norbert Elias, Alain Ehrenberg, Allen Guttmann, Konrad Lorenz, Patrick Mignon, Georges Vigarello, Paul Yonnet, etc).

  • Aesthetic and moral studies on sport and game violence in novels (e.g. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games; Stephen King, The Long Walk; Georges Perec, W ; etc) and movies (e.g. Any Given Sunday, Blade Runner, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Million Dollar Baby, Rocky,etc).

Submission Guidelines

Deadline for paper submission is May 1, 2018.

Papers should be written with the PJCV template available via the following link: http://trivent-publishing.eu/pjcv.html and should have a maximum of 20 pages. Submissions should be sent to publishing@trivent-publishing.eu, raphael.verchere@ac-lyon.fr & andreas.wilmes@trivent-publishing.eu.

To optimize our organization, we kindly ask prospective authors to inform us about their intention to submit a paper (with a provisional title).


The PJCV is double blind peer reviewed and published annualy. 

Advisory Board

  • Jeremiah Alberg, International Christian University (Tokyo)
  • Sandrine Baume, University of Lausanne
  • Luc-Etienne de Boyer, Lycée Camille Claudel (Digoin)
  • Elisabetha Brighi, University of Westminster (London)
  • Antonio Cerella, Kingston University (London)
  • Virgil Ciomoș, Babeș-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca)
  • Emanuel Copilaș, West University of Timisoara 
  • Grégory Cormann, University of Liège
  • Paul Dumouchel, Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto)
  • Denis Forest, University Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I)
  • Mihaela Frunză, Babeș-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca)
  • David Goa, University of Alberta (Canada)
  • Pierre Guenancia, University of Bourgogne (Dijon)
  • Cristian Iftode, University of Bucharest
  • Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM)
  • Samuel Lepine, University Jean-Moulin (Lyon III)
  • Florin Lobont, West University of Timisoara 
  • Michela Marzano, University Paris-Descartes (Paris V)
  • Julie Mazaleigue-Labaste, University Panthéon Sorbonne (CNRS, Paris I)
  • Basarab Nicolescu, University Pierre et Marie Curie (CNRS, Paris VI)
  • Wolfgang Palaver, University of Innsbruck
  • Jean-Luc Périllé, University Paul-Valéry (Montpellier III)
  • Patrick Singy, New York Union College
  • Mihai Spariosu, University of Georgia  
  • Laurenţiu Staicu, University of Bucharest
  • Michel Terestchenko, University Reims Champagne-Ardenne
  • Raphaël Verchère, University Claude-Bernard (Lyon I)


  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Attached files


  • sport, violence, philosophy, philosophie


  • Raphaël Verchère
    courriel : raphael [dot] verchere [at] univ-lyon1 [dot] fr

Information source

  • Raphaël Verchère
    courriel : raphael [dot] verchere [at] univ-lyon1 [dot] fr


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« Violence and conflict in sports and games », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, January 22, 2018, https://doi.org/10.58079/zby

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