On the relationship between philosophy and game-playing

Huang, Yuanfan and Ryall, Emily S (2017) On the relationship between philosophy and game-playing. In: The Philosophy of Play as Life. Routledge, London, pp. 80-93. ISBN 9781138210875

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the relation between ‘philosophy’ and ‘games’ and argues most of philosophy is a form of game-playing. Two approaches are considered: Wittgenstein’s notion of family resemblance and Suits’ analytic definition of a game. Both approaches support the assertion that the relationship is a close, if not categorical, one but it is the lusory attitude that is the ultimate determinant. As noted in Ryall (2013), Suits took up Wittgenstein’s challenge that the concept of a game could not be analytically defined. Suits attempted to demonstrate otherwise and therefore both approaches are used in our analysis.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 6
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise > Sport and Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 15:23
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 13:10
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5083

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