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    The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia.Bernard Suits & Thomas Hurka - 1978 - Broadview Press.
    In the mid twentieth century the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously asserted that games are indefinable; there are no common threads that link them all. "Nonsense," says the sensible Bernard Suits: "playing a game is a voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles." The short book Suits wrote demonstrating precisely that is as playful as it is insightful, as stimulating as it is delightful. Suits not only argues that games can be meaningfully defined; he also suggests that playing games is a central (...)
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  2. The Elements of Sport.Bernard Suits - 2007 - In William J. Morgan (ed.), Ethics in Sport. Human Kinetics. pp. 9--19.
  3. Tricky Triad: Games, Play, and Sport.Bernard Suits - 1988 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 15 (1):1-9.
  4. What is a Game?Bernard Suits - 1967 - Philosophy of Science 34 (2):148-156.
    By means of a critical examination of a number of theses as to the nature of game-playing, the following definition is advanced: To play a game is to engage in activity directed toward bringing about a specific state of affairs, using only means permitted by specific rules, where the means permitted by the rules are more limited in scope than they would be in the absence of the rules, and where the sole reason for accepting such limitation is to make (...)
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  5. Words On Play.Bernard Suits - 1977 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 4 (1):117-131.
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    Venn and the Artof Category Maintenance.Bernard Suits - 2004 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 31 (1):1-14.
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    The Trick of the Disappearing Goal.Bernard Suits - 1989 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 16 (1):1-12.
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  8. Is Life a Game We Are Playing?Bernard Suits - 1967 - Ethics 77 (3):209-213.
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    Games and Their Institutions in The Grasshopper.Bernard Suits - 2006 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 33 (1):1-8.
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    Aristotle on the Function of Man: Fallacies, Heresies and Other Entertainments.Bernard Suits - 1974 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):23 - 40.
    It has long been believed that if man had a special function appropriate to him, and that if we could discover what it was, then we would be in a perfect position to solve all of the basic problems of ethics. For if we were, for example, shovels, and knew ourselves to be shovels, then we would also know that to spend our lives in digging would best serve our fundamental interests, realize our highest aspirations, and be in every respect (...)
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    Games and Paradox.Bernard Suits - 1969 - Philosophy of Science 36 (3):316-321.
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    Sticky Wickedness: Games and Morality.Bernard Suits - 1982 - Dialogue 21 (4):755-759.
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    Naturalism: Half-Hearted or Broken-Backed?Bernard Suits - 1961 - Journal of Philosophy 58 (7):169-179.
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    Doubts About Peirce's Cosmology.Bernard Suits - 1979 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 15 (4):311 - 321.
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    Book Review: Nineteen Eighty-Four: Science Between Utopia and DystopiaNineteen Eighty-Four: Science Between Utopia and Dystopia. Edited by MendelsohnEverett and NowotnyHelga. Dordrecht/Boston/Lancaster: D. Reidel, 1984. Pp. Xv + 303. US $24.00. [REVIEW]Bernard Suits - 1988 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (2):265-270.
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    McBride and Paddick on The Grasshopper.Bernard Suits - 1981 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 8 (1):69-78.
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    Book Review:Aesthetics and Language W. B. Gallie, Gilbert Ryle, Beryl Lake, Arnold Isenberg, Stuart Hampshire, J. A. Passmore, O. K. Bouwsma, Margaret McDonald, Helen Knight, Paul Ziff, William Elton. [REVIEW]Bernard Suits - 1955 - Philosophy of Science 22 (3):235-.
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    Book Review:Contemporary Philosophic Problems Yervant H. Krikorian, Abraham Edel. [REVIEW]Bernard Suits - 1961 - Philosophy of Science 28 (1):84-.
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    Book Review:The Social Theories of Talcott Parsons Max Black, Alfred L. Baldwin, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Edward C. Devereux, Andrew Hacker, Henry A. Landsberger, Chandler Morse, Talcott Parsons, William Foote Whyte, Robin M. Williams, Jr. [REVIEW]Bernard Suits - 1964 - Philosophy of Science 31 (2):192-.
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    Contemporary Philosophic Problems.Bernard Suits - 1961 - Philosophy of Science 28 (1):84-85.
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  21. James S. Hans, The Play of the World Reviewed By.Bernard Suits - 1982 - Philosophy in Review 2 (1):24-27.
  22. James S. Hans, The Play of the World. [REVIEW]Bernard Suits - 1982 - Philosophy in Review 2:24-27.
     
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    Philosophy and Argument. Henry W. Johnstone, Jr.Bernard Suits - 1960 - Philosophy of Science 27 (3):308-310.
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    The Grasshopper - Third Edition: Games, Life and Utopia.Bernard Suits, Thomas Hurka & Frank Newfeld - 2014 - Broadview Press.
    In the mid twentieth century the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously asserted that games are indefinable; there are no common threads that link them all. “Nonsense,” said the sensible Bernard Suits: “playing a game is a voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles.” The short book Suits wrote demonstrating precisely that is as playful as it is insightful, as stimulating as it is delightful. Through the jocular voice of Aesop's Grasshopper, a “shiftless but thoughtful practitioner of applied entomology,” Suits not only argues (...)
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