Aesthetics of sport : a metacritical analysis

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Nancy Gayle Wulk (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: This study attempted to analyze and synthesize the concepts of sport and metacritical aesthetics and to utilize that philosophical base from which to speculate on the nature of a metacritical aesthetic of sport. Tao complementary tools of philosophical research were utilized: "theory building" as described by Fraleigh (1970), and "analysis of the structure of knowledge" as developed by Gowin (1969). Fraleigh's design outlined steps or elements with which general and particular phenomena of interest are examined for consistency with and derivation from an existing philosophic statement. Gowin's methodology, which suggested the positing of a series of telling and connecting questions to explore a philosophical concept, was utilized to identify the germinal issues. The philosophical and experimental literature of aesthetics and sport was examined to identify the major ideas and concepts associated with the general phenomenon of interest, sport; the source philosophy, metacriticism; and with the particular phenomenon of interest, an aesthetic of sport.

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Language: English
Date: 1977
Sports $x Philosophy
Movement, Aesthetics of
Critical theory

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