The human condition of the game

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Jane Elizabeth Nugent (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: The central question of this inquiry is: What happens when people join in a game? The methodology used throughout the study is based upon hermeneutical inquiry. Textual interpretation of the two primary foci of the study, namely, the game and the human condition, is used to reveal significant standpoints for consideration. The two major points of interest are interpreted, at first separately; then an effort is made to join various ideas into a paradigm for the human condition of the game. Understanding the game is approached through history, descriptions, and metaphors. The human condition is examined through the written works of Hannah Arendt, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michael Polanyi and Elizabeth Sewell. Disclosures about game and the human condition are made in light of some problematic concerns from the history of ideas in Western civilization, such as the relations between mind and body, action and contemplation, and work and play.

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Language: English
Date: 1982
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