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By Henning Eichberg

What is play? Why will we play? What can play educate us approximately our lifestyles as social beings? during this serious research into the importance of play, Henning Eichberg argues that via play we will ask questions about the area, others and ourselves. taking part in a video game and asking a question are varieties of human perform which are essentially hooked up. This booklet offers a practice-based philosophical method of knowing play that starts with empirical research, drawing on historic, sociological and anthropological investigations of play within the actual global, from modern Danish football to struggle video games and folks dances. Its ten chapters discover issues resembling:

  • play as a convention of search

  • playing, studying and progress

  • the gentle and darkish aspects of play

  • playing video games, game and display

  • folk activities, well known video games, and social identity

  • play below the stipulations of alienation.

From those explorations emerge a phenomenological method of figuring out play and its price in interrogating ourselves and our social worlds.

This e-book deals a tough contribution to the interdisciplinary box of the philosophy of play. it is going to be attention-grabbing analyzing for any pupil or researcher drawn to social and cultural anthropology, phenomenology, and important sociology in addition to the ethics and philosophy of game, rest reports, and the sociology of activity.


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