The original Olympic motto – “Faster, Higher, Stonger” – characterises sports as an instinctive striving to push our limits beyond the imaginable. But as preoccupations around care and wellness emerge, how can sports fit into a new paradigm of the self, centred on one’s pleasure and limitations? Can self-optimisation and self-care be reconciled?


  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Member of the House of Lords and former Paralympian
  • Sandra Laugier, Professor in Philosophy at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Chaired by David Papineau, Professor in Philosophy at King’s College London.