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ASA Funds Workshop on the Philosophy of Games


 ASA Funds Workshop on the Philosophy of Games

The Board of Trustees of the American Society for Aesthetics has approved funding up to $5,000 in support of the Workshop on the Philosophy of Games, to be held October 14-15, 2016, in Salt Lake City.

Conference Organizers are C. Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley University) and Brock Rough (University of Maryland).

The conference will explore a variety of issues:

  • What are games?
  • What is their value?
  • Can games be artworks or possess aesthetic value?
  • Are there ethical  issues that arise with game play?

The CFP is here.

DEADLINE for paper submission: July 1, 2016

As more information becomes available, it will be posted on the ASA web site and ASA Facebook pages.

The conference will feature ten presentations, in a round-table workshop format. Travel funding reimbursement of $500 will be offered for each paper, with one $1000 travel grant for the best graduate student paper. There will be one commentator per session.

Additional funding is being provided by the Utah Valley University Department of Philosophy, the UVU College of Humanities, the UVU College of Computing and Technology, the University of Utah Department of Philosophy, and the Westminster College Department of Philosophy.

For more information, contact the organizers at: or

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