Game as Paradox: A Rebuttal of Suits

Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 39 (1):155-168 (2012)
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Here I examine Bernard Suits’s definition of games and explain why that definition is in need of reference to representation or, put more generally, to semiosis. And, once admitting the necessity of the representational in games, Suits’s definition must also then admit the essential paradoxy of games.



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