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Play as Symbol of the World


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<P>Eugen Fink is considered one of the clearest interpreters of phenomenology and was the preferred conversational partner of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. In Play as Symbol of the World, Fink offers an original phenomenology of play as he attempts to understand the world through the experience of play. He affirms the philosophical significance of play, why it is more than idle amusement, and reflects on the movement from "child's play" to "cosmic play." Well-known for its nontechnical, literary style, this skillful translation by Ian Alexander Moore and Christopher Turner invites engagement with Fink's philosophy of play and related writings on sports, festivals, and ancient cult practices.</P>
<P>Translators’ Introduction<BR>Oasis of Happiness: Thoughts toward an Ontology of Play (1957)<BR>Play as Symbol of the World (1960)<BR>Chapter One: Play as a Philosophical Problem<BR>Chapter Two: The Metaphysical Interpretation of Play<BR>Chapter Three: The Interpretation of Play in Myth<BR>Chapter Four: The Worldliness of Human Play<BR>Play and Celebration (1975)<BR>Additional Texts<BR>Child’s Play (1959)<BR>Play and Philosophy (1966)<BR>The World-Significance of Play (1973)<BR>Play and Cult (1972-1973?)<BR>Notes<BR>The Philosophical-Pedagogical Problem of Play (1954)<BR>Sport Seminar (1961)<BR>Play and Sport (1962)<BR>Notes on "Play and Philosophy" (1966)<BR>Notes on "The World-Significance of Play" (1973)<BR>Appendices<BR>1. The Layout of the Volume and Description of the Texts<BR>2. German Editors’ Afterword<BR>3. Bibliography of Fink’s Works Available in English<BR>4. Secondary Literature on Fink in English<BR>Notes<BR>Index</P>



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Published 06 June 2016
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EAN13 9780253021175
Language English

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