Cesar R. Torres

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Office: 309 Tuttle North
Phone: (585) 395-5339
E-mail: crtorres@brockport.edu

Education

  • PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Senior Diploma in Social Sciences, Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO). Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • BS, National Institute of Physical Education "Dr. Enrique Romero Brest." Buenos Aires, Argentina

Area(s) of Specialty

  • Philosophy of Sport
  • History of Sport

Research Interest(s)

  • Philosophy of Sport: Play, Games, and Skills. Mind-Body dualism. Sport Ethics.
  • History of Sport: Latin American early sport and Olympic involvement.
  • Development of the sporting dialogue among the Americas.

Publications (Books)

  • Bruce Kidd and Cesar R. Torres, eds. Historicizing the Pan-American Games (London: Routledge, 2017)
  • Cesar R. Torres and Claudio M. Tamburrini, Columna deportiva. Artículos sobre deporte, ética y sociedad (Brockport, NY: SUNY Brockport eBooks, 2016). Available for download at: download/disponible para descargas 
  • Robert L. Simon, Cesar R. Torres and Peter F. Hager, Fair Play. The Ethics of Sport, 4th. ed. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2015)
  • Cesar R. Torres, ed. The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport (London: Bloomsbury, 2014)
  • Cesar R. Torres, Jogos Olímpicos Latino-Americanos Rio de Janeiro 1922 (Manaus: Confederação Brasileira de Atletismo, 2012)
  • Cesar R. Torres, Gol de media cancha. Conversaciones para disfrutar el deporte plenamente (Buenos Aires: Miño y Dávila Editores, 2011)
  • Cesar R. Torres, ed. Niñez, deporte y actividad física: reflexiones filosóficas sobre una relación compleja (Buenos Aires: Miño y Dávila Editores, 2008)
  • Cesar R. Torres and Daniel G. Campos, eds. ¿La pelota no dobla? Ensayos filosóficos en torno al fútbol (Buenos Aires: Libros del Zorzal, 2006)

Publications (Recent Refereed Journal Articles)

  • Cesar R. Torres, “What Counts As Part of a Game? Reconsidering Skills,” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 45, 1 (2018): 1-21.
  • Cesar R. Torres, “Interpretivism, Normativity, and Organized Youth Sport,” International Journal of Physical Education, 54, 4 (2017): 2-11
  • Cesar R. Torres and Jim Parry, “Boxing and the Youth Olympic Games,” Diagoras: International Academic Journal on Olympic Studies, 1 (2017): 169-190.
  • Cesar R. Torres, “‘Contra la Olimpíada hitlerista’: La participación argentina en los Juegos Olímpicos nazis y el fallido intento para boicotearla,” Recorde: Revista de História do Esporte, 10, 1 (2017): 1-28.
  • Cesar R. Torres, “Formulating, Testing and Evaluating Principles of Morality in Sport: An Overview of Robert L. Simon’s Contributions to the Philosophy of Sport,” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 43, 1 (2016): 3-14.
  • Sarah Teetzel and Cesar R. Torres, “Drug Testing, Sex Verification, and the 1967 Pan-American Games,” The International Journal of the History of Sport, 33, 1-2 (2016): 127-146.
  • Cesar R. Torres, “Better Early Than Late? A Philosophical Exploration of Early Sport Specialization,” Kinesiology Review, 4, 3 (2015): 304-316.
  • Cesar R. Torres, “The Role of Teamwork in Organized Youth Sport,” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 42, 1 (2015): 63-69.
  • Cesar R. Torres, “Argentina and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics,” The International Journal of the History of Sport, 32, 1 (2015): 108–127.
  • Douglas W. McLaughlin and Cesar R. Torres, “A Veil of Separation: Intersubjectivity, Olympism, and FIFA’s Hijab Saga,” International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 28, 2 (2014): 353-372.
  • Cesar R. Torres, “El juego lucido y los códigos del fútbol argentino,” Fair Play. Journal of Philosophy, Ethics and Law-Fair Play. Revista de Filosofía, Ética y Derecho del Deporte, 2, 1 (2014): 73-81.
  • Cesar R. Torres, “‘Corrió por el prestigio de su país’: El maratón olímpico y el nacionalismo deportivo en Argentina y en Chile (1924-1936),” The Latin Americanist, 57, 3, (2013): 3-28.
  • Julio Frydenberg, Rodrigo Daskal and Cesar R. Torres “Sports Clubs with Football in Argentina: Conflicts, Debates and Continuities,” The International Journal of the History of Sport, 30, 14 (2013): 1670-1686.
  • José Luis Pérez Triviño and Cesar R. Torres, “Abuso de derecho y fair play en el deporte,” Revista para el Análisis del Derecho, 14, 2 (2013): 1-19.

Publications (Recent Essays in Edited Collections)

  • Cesar R. Torres and Douglas W. McLaughlin, "Rectifying a Name? A Reflection on Disciplinary Terminology," in Changes in Childhood and Adolescence: Current Challenges for Physical Education. Keynotes, Invited Symposia and Selected Contributions of the 12th FIEP European Congress, eds. Claude Scheuer, Andreas Bund, and Martin Holzweg (Berlin: Logos, 2018), 198-204.
  • R. Scott Kretchmar and Cesar R. Torres, “Philosophy of Physical Activity,” in Introduction to Kinesiology, 5th. ed., ed. Shirl J. Hoffman and Duane Knudson (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2018), 91-116.
  • Cesar R. Torres, “How Has the Olympic Movement Changed since Sydney 2000?,” in Olympic Idea Nowadays. Perceptions and Insights, eds. Emilio Fernández Peña, Holger Preuss, and Lamartine Pereira DaCosta (CEO-UAB: Barcelona, 2015), 63-64.
  • Cesar R. Torres, “How Have London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Supported or Changed the Olympic Movement?,” in Olympic Idea Nowadays. Perceptions and Insights, eds. Emilio Fernández Peña, Holger Preuss, and Lamartine Pereira DaCosta (CEO-UAB: Barcelona, 2015), 127-128.
  • Cesar R. Torres and Douglas W. McLaughlin, “More Fulfilling Lives through Sport: An Intersubjective Justification for Balancing Elite Sport and Sport-for-All,” in Elite Sport and Sport-for-All: Bridging the Two Cultures?, ed. Richard Bailey and Margaret Talbot (Oxon: Routledge, 2015), 1-13.
  • Cesar R. Torres, “Peronism, International Sport, and Diplomacy,” in Diplomatic Games: Sport, Statecraft, and International Relations since 1945, ed. Heather L. Dichter and Andrew L. Johns (Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2014), 151-182.
  • R. Scott Kretchmar and Cesar R. Torres, “Philosophy of Physical Activity,” in Introduction to Kinesiology, 4th. ed., ed. Shirl J. Hoffman (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2013), 135-160.
  • Cesar R. Torres and Peter F. Hager, “Competition, Ethics, and Coaching Youth,” in The Ethics of Coaching Sports. Moral, Social, and Legal Issues, ed. Robert L. Simon (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2013), 167-184.

Awards/Honors

  • 2016-2017 Warren P. Fraleigh Distinguished Scholar Award. International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. September 2017. 
  • 2014 Distinguished Service Award. International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. September 2014.
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology. Elected in 2013.
  • 2012-2013 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. State University of New York. May 2013.
  • 2007 Reinhard Sprenger Award for Young Scholars. International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport. August 2007.
  • 2006-2007. Ronald E. McNair Program Mentor of the Year Award. The College at Brockport, State University of New York. April 2007.
  • 2001 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award. University Office of International Programs. Penn State University, University Park, PA. January 2001.
  • University Orientation Outstanding Teaching Team Award. Undergraduate Studies. Kent State University, Kent, OH. November 2000.

Last Updated 11/9/18

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