Reinventing the Wheel: On Games and the Good Life

Reinventing the Wheel: On Games and the Good Life

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In The Grasshopper: Games, Life, and Utopia, Bernard Suits makes two significant contributions to the field of philosophy. The more recognized contribution is his analysis of games. Suits' definition of games has become the gold standard in sport philosophy literature. The less recognized contribution is his elucidation of the relationship of games to the good life. Indeed, Suits makes a bold assertion. He claims that game playing is the central activity of the good life. Not only does this Utopian thesis have profound implications for sport philosophy but also for considerations of daily living. Yet, for the most part, it has been neglected. It will be the purpose of this study to examine the credibility and significance of Suits' Utopian thesis.In fact, sport is designated as a type of games that involves physical skills. The essay ... The essay represents a turn in focus because the ideas are introduced and then applied to educational practices. ... Yet, it is still a profound philosophical text that illuminates important insights about the nature of games and the good life.

Title:Reinventing the Wheel: On Games and the Good Life
Author:Douglas W. McLaughlin
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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