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    Play, Philosophy and Literature: Essays in Cultural Intertextuality (Review).David Jasper - 1993 - Philosophy and Literature 17 (1):178-179.
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    How to Play Philosophy.Michael Picard - 2022 - Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books.
    How to Play Philosophy is a series of lyrical, creative essays that explore timeless and timely ideas about who we are and how we live. MIT-trained philosopher Michael Picard shares ideas of numerous philosophers from conflicting traditions and builds an intellectual background to enable readers to draw their own conclusions. Written in a spirit of free and playful inquiry, the essays were composed originally to support public participatory philosophy, or Café Philosophy, which the author has facilitated (...)
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    The Philosophy of Play.Emily Ryall (ed.) - 2013 - Routledge.
    Play is a vital component of the social life and well-being of both children and adults. This book examines the concept of play and considers a variety of the related philosophical issues. It also includes meta-analyses from a range of philosophers and theorists, as well as an exploration of some key applied ethical considerations. The main objective of The Philosophy of Play is to provide a richer understanding of the concept and nature of play and (...)
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    The Philosophy of Play as Life: Towards a Global Ethos of Management.Wendy Russell, Emily Ryall & Malcolm MacLean (eds.) - 2017 - Routledge.
    It is now widely acknowledged that play is central to our lives. As a phenomenon, play poses important questions of reality, subjectivity, competition, inclusion and exclusion. This international collection is the third in a series of books that aims to build paradigmatic bridges between scholars of philosophy and scholars of play. Divided into four sections, this book sheds new light on the significance of play for both children and adults in a variety of cultural settings. (...)
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    Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play.Michael Y. Bennett - 2017 - London: Routledge.
    Theatrical characters’ dual existence on stage and in text presents a unique, challenging case for the analytical philosopher. -/- Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play re-examines the ontological status of theatre and its fictional objects through the "possible worlds" thesis, arguing that theatre is not a mirror of our world, but a re-creation of it. Taking a fresh look at theatre’s key elements, including the hotly contested relationships between character and actor; onstage and offstage "worlds"; and (...)
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    Playing Games: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport Through Dialogue.Randolph Feezell - 2016 - London: Routledge.
    What is sport? Why does sport matter? How can we use philosophy to understand what sport means today? This engaging and highly original introduction to the philosophy of sport uses dialogue a form of philosophical investigation to address the fundamental questions in sport studies and to explore key contemporary issues such as fair play, gender, drug use, cheating, entertainment and identity. Providing a clear, informative and accessible introduction to the philosophy of sport, every chapter includes current (...)
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    Metaphor and Metaphilosophy: Philosophy as Combat, Play, and Aesthetic Experience.Sarah A. Mattice - 2014 - Lexington Books.
    Sarah A. Mattice develops a comparative intervention in contemporary metaphilosophy. Drawing on resources from hermeneutics, cognitive linguistics, aesthetics, and Chinese philosophy, she explores how philosophical language is deeply intertwined with the definition and practice of the discipline.
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    A Playful Spirit: Exploring the Theology, Philosophy, and Psychology of Play.Mark W. Teismann - 2020 - Lexington Books.
    Teismann embarks on a whirlwind ride through different aspects of play and how they relate to spirituality. Drawing on classical philosophers, memories of childhood, developmental science, poets, and his long career as a psychotherapist, he explores how the spirit of play informs our moral pursuits and spiritual yearnings.
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    Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy: Rationalism and Religion in Sophocles' Theban Plays.Peter J. Ahrensdorf - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    Oedipus the tyrant and the limits of political rationalism -- Blind faith and enlightened statesmanship in Oedipus at colonus -- The pious heroism of Antigone -- Conclusion: Nietzsche, Plato, and Aristotle on philosophy and tragedy.
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  10. The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakespeare Unfolded.Delia Bacon - 1857 - American Mathematical Society.
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    Childhood, Philosophy and Play: Friedrich Schiller and the Interface Between Reason, Passion and Sensation.Barbara Weber - 2011 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 45 (2):235-250.
    Philosophy for Children claims to foster not only critical thinking, but also creative and caring thinking. However, its theoretical foundations draw mainly on the analytic and pragmatist philosophical tradition. Consequently, and made evident by the choice of the terms ‘caring thinking’ and ‘creative thinking’, it seem to reduce these concepts mostly to ‘thinking skills’. In this article I will first briefly explicate the difficulties of such a reduction. Secondly I will try to resolve this problem by embedding rationality, creativity (...)
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    The Play of the World.James S. Hans - 1981 - University of Massachusetts Press.
    Play The concept of play has received considerable attention in the past, yet one can generally conclude from modern work on the subject that its stature ...
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  13. Philosophy in Play: Three Dialogues.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1994 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    Translated by the author from his Tre Dialoghi, published in 1989 by Bollati Boringhieri Editore. In this lively collection of dialogues, Bencivenga endeavors to be true to the nature of philosophical practice- its constant superseding of its own results, its open-endedness, its paradoxical turning of a position into its opposite- as he explores issues ranging from feminism to metaphysics, from the philosophy of science to aesthetics, as well as the intrinsically dialogic nature of philosophical activity itself.
     
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    Work and Play: Collected Papers on the Philosophy of Psychology, 1939/1962.Rudolf Allers - 2008 - Marquette University Press.
    Notes on Rudolf Allers and his thought -- Introduction -- Cause in psychology -- Irresistible impulses -- Vis cogitativa and evaluation -- The cognitive aspect of emotion -- The limitations of medical psychology -- Intuition and abstraction -- Philosophia-philanthropia -- Ethics and anthropology -- The dialectics of freedom -- Psychiatry and the role of personal belief -- Reflections on co-operation and communication -- Ontoanalysis : a new trend in psychiatry -- Work and play -- The Freud legend.
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  15. On Playing the Economics Trump Card in the Philosophy of Science: Why It Did Not Work for Michael Polanyi.Philip Mirowski - 1997 - Philosophy of Science 64 (4):138.
    The failure of the attempt by Michael Polanyi to capture the social organization of science by comparing it to the operation of a market bears salutary lessons for modern philosophers of science in their rush to appropriate market models and metaphors. In this case, an initially plausible invisible hand argument ended up as crude propaganda for the uniquely privileged social support of science.
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    The Play of the Platonic Dialogues.Bernard Freydberg - 1997 - Peter Lang.
    Play resides at the heart of the Platonic dialogues, shaping their insights as well as informing their style. "The Play of the Platonic Dialogues" traces the prominent role of play, both as a general philosophical characteristic and as influencing the treatment of key issues. The nature of the forms, of the city, of virtue, of the soul and its immortality - these and others have been shaped by play. This book shows how Platonic playfulness is joined (...)
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    Does Experimental Philosophy Have a Role to Play in Carnapian Explication?Mark Pinder - 2017 - Ratio 30 (4):443-461.
    Shepherd and Justus argue that experimental philosophy has an important role to play in the method of Carnapian explication, facilitating the preparatory stage during which the concept to be explicated is clarified. I raise concerns about their specific proposal, before sketching an alternative. In particular, I suggest that experimental philosophy can directly aid the construction of fruitful concepts. This provides a clear practical role for experimental philosophy, both within the sciences and theoretical inquiry more generally. In (...)
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  18. The Play of Reason: From the Modern to the Postmodern.Linda Nicholson - 1999 - Cornell University Press.
    This volume brings together for the first time the highly influential essays, many of them classics, of one of the most prominent scholars in social philosophy and feminist theory. These essays provide a compelling view of many of the major trends in social theory over the past fifteen years—trends that Linda Nicholson herself helped to shape. The Play of Reason examines the legacies of modernity in contemporary political, social, and feminist thought and the unraveling of these legacies in (...)
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    The Well-Played Game: A Player's Philosophy.Bernie DeKoven - 2013 - MIT Press.
    The return of a classic book about games and play that illuminates the relationship between the well-played game and the well-lived life. In The Well-Played Game, games guru Bernard De Koven explores the interaction of play and games, offering players—as well as game designers, educators, and scholars—a guide to how games work. De Koven's classic treatise on how human beings play together, first published in 1978, investigates many issues newly resonant in the era of video and computer (...)
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    Play as Symbol of the World: And Other Writings.Eugen Fink - 2016 - Indiana University Press.
    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 (...)
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    Reverse Play: Toward A Philosophy From Sport.Albert Piacente - 2015 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 9 (1):58-74.
    In this paper, I argue that, beyond a philosophy of sport, space should be made for a ‘philosophy from sport.’ A philosophy from sport is one that can allow us to see sport as more than instantiating broader social values or possessing an isolated set of unique values. It can, as I believe a philosophy from sport, by paying special attention to the actual practice of sport, bring with it ways of developing, informing, even justifying a (...)
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    Playing with Philosophy: Gestures, Performance, P4C and an Art of Living.Laura D’Olimpio & Christoph Teschers - 2017 - Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-10.
    It can hardly be denied that play is an important tool for the development and socialisation of children. In this article we argue that, through dramaturgical play in combination with pedagogical tools such as the Community of Inquiry (CoI), in the tradition of Philosophy for Children (P4C), students can creatively think, reflect and be more aware of the impact their gestures (Schmid 2000b) have on others. One of the most fundamental aspects of the embodied human life is (...)
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    Philosophers as Children: Playing with Style in the Philosophy of Education.Andrew Gibbons - 2007 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 39 (5):506–518.
    In this article the questions of what counts as play and philosophy are considered in relation to the question of early education for young children. The child subject characterised by the themes of playfulness, emotion, and irrationality is compared to the playful philosopher emanating from the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Michel Foucault. This analysis contributes to the exploration of themes of truth and difference, the search for challenges to styles of philosophy in education, and (...)
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  24. Moral Philosophies in Shakespeare's Plays.Ben Kimpel - 1987 - Edwin Mellen Press.
    This study discusses the correspondence of characterizations of human behaviours in Shakespeare's plays to actual human behaviours, a realism that lends the plays significance as examples of empirical moral philosophies.
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    Work, Play and Language Learning: Some Implications for Curriculum Policy of Michael Oakeshott’s Philosophy of Education.Kevin Williams - 2020 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 52 (5):535-548.
    This paper applies Oakeshott’s distinction between work and play to his philosophy of language education. The first part explores his critique of the vocational rationale for learning foreign languages and his affirmation of the intrinsic value or playful character of the activity. The second part of the article endeavours to give practical content to Oakeshott’s vision of studying language for the pleasure of the activity by drawing on sources that reflect the character of the experience in terms of (...)
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  26. Philosophy as Work and Play.Durant Drake - 1921 - Journal of Philosophy 18 (16):441-444.
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    Play and Aesthetics in Ancient Greece.Stephen E. Kidd - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    What is art's relationship to play? Those interested in this question tend to look to modern philosophy for answers, but, as this book shows, the question was already debated in antiquity by luminaries like Plato and Aristotle. Over the course of eight chapters, this book contextualizes those debates, and demonstrates their significance for theoretical problems today. Topics include the ancient child psychology at the root of the ancient Greek word for 'play', the numerous toys that have survived (...)
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    Does Philosophy Have a Role to Play in Contemporary Society?: The Challenges of Science and Culture.Jorge J. E. Gracia - 2011 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 85:19-25.
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    Philosophy Plays.Edward Spence - 2004 - Teaching Ethics 5 (1):41-57.
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    Philosophy as Play.Charles Stephen Byrum - 1975 - Man and World 8 (3):315-326.
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  31. Philosophy of Games.C. Thi Nguyen - 2017 - Philosophy Compass 12 (8):e12426.
    What is a game? What are we doing when we play a game? What is the value of playing games? Several different philosophical subdisciplines have attempted to answer these questions using very distinctive frameworks. Some have approached games as something like a text, deploying theoretical frameworks from the study of narrative, fiction, and rhetoric to interrogate games for their representational content. Others have approached games as artworks and asked questions about the authorship of games, about the ontology of the (...)
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  32. Philosophy, Physics, and the Cosmic Play.Ramnarayan Vyas - 1992 - Ajanta Books International.
     
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  33. Philosophy of Piano Playing: Reflections on the Concept of Performance.Thomas Carson Mark - 1981 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 41 (3):299-324.
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  34. Pretend Play as a Life-Span Activity: Play, Games and Philosophy [Special Issue].A. Goncu & P. Perone - 2005 - Topoi 242 (2):137-147.
     
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    Playing Games: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Sport Through Dialogue. [REVIEW]Christopher C. Yorke - 2017 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 44 (3):410-414.
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    Does Philosophy Have a Role to Play in Contemporary Society?: The Challenges of Science and Culture.Jorge J. E. Gracia - 2011 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 85:19-25.
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    The Play’s the Thing: Science and Satire in the English Enlightenment: Al Coppola: The Theater of Experiment. Staging Natural Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, X+264pp, £56.00 HB.Larry Stewart - 2018 - Metascience 27 (1):63-65.
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    Play – A Way Into Multidimensional Thinking. Aiming Philosophy for Children.Bruno Ćurko & Ivana Kragić - 2009 - Filozofska Istrazivanja 29 (2):303-310.
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    Philosophy Beyond Spacetime: Implications From Quantum Gravity.Christian Wüthrich, Baptiste Le Bihan & Nick Huggett (eds.) - 2021 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    Philosophy Beyond Spacetime assesses the state of play in the philosophy of quantum gravity. Research in this field aims at a unified theory in which quantum matter is related dynamically to relativistic spacetime. This volume highlights the conceptual questions involved, showing how physics and metaphysics can illuminate each other.
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    Play as Symbol of the World: And Other Writings.Ian Alexander Moore & Christopher Turner (eds.) - 2016 - Indiana University Press.
    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 (...)
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    Sport Philosophy Plays an Important Role for the Olympic Movement and Olympic Athletes.Masami Sekine, Hideto Sugiyama & Takayuki Hata - 2006 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education 28 (2):111-118.
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    Language-Play: Chris Lawn, Wittgenstein and Gadamer: Towards a Post-Analytic Philosophy of Language [Book Review].Alessandra Tanesini - unknown
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    Philosophy of Praxis and the Idea of Play.Harald Holz - 1981 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 23 (1):137-156.
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    Power/play: Dialog in der Straßenbahn zwischen einem Per former und zwei Philosophinnen bei der Abreise vom Festival [soundcheck philosophie] #4: Macht_Denken!Rainer Totzke - 2018 - In Falk Bornmüller & Katrin Felgenhauer (eds.), Macht:Denken: Substantialistische Und Relationalistische Theorien - Eine Kontroverse. Transcript Verlag. pp. 225-244.
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    The Role of Play in the Philosophy of Plato.Gavin Ardley - 1967 - Philosophy 42 (161):226 - 244.
    We are little accustomed in modern times to think of philosophy in terms of play. With few exceptions, philosophers in the last few centuries are conspicuous for their gravity. If a lighter touch enters their writings it is rather as a douceur with which to punctuate argument. To charge a philosopher with playing games is to condemn his activity as trivial and futile.
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    Philosophy of Population Health: Philosophy for a New Public Health Era.Sean A. Valles - 2018 - Abingdon OX14, UK: Routledge.
    Population health has recently grown from a series of loosely connected critiques of twentieth-century public health and medicine into a theoretical framework with a corresponding field of research—population health science. Its approach is to promote the public’s health through improving everyday human life: affordable nutritious food, clean air, safe places where children can play, living wages, etc. It recognizes that addressing contemporary health challenges such as the prevalence of type 2 diabetes will take much more than good hospitals and (...)
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  47. Playing with Molecules.Adam Toon - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 42 (4):580-589.
    Recent philosophy of science has seen a number of attempts to understand scientific models by looking to theories of fiction. In previous work, I have offered an account of models that draws on Kendall Walton’s ‘make-believe’ theory of art. According to this account, models function as ‘props’ in games of make-believe, like children’s dolls or toy trucks. In this paper, I assess the make-believe view through an empirical study of molecular models. I suggest that the view gains support when (...)
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    Playing Hesiod: The 'Myth of the Races' in Classical Antiquity.Helen Van Noorden - 2014 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book offers a new description of the significance of Hesiod's 'myth of the races' for ancient Greek and Roman authors, showing how the most detailed responses to this story go far beyond nostalgia for a lost 'Golden' age or hope of its return. Through a series of close readings, it argues that key authors from Plato to Juvenal rewrite the story to reconstruct 'Hesiod' more broadly as predecessor in forming their own intellectual and rhetorical projects; disciplines such as (...), didactic poetry and satire all engage in implicit questions about 'Hesiodic' teaching. The first chapter introduces key issues; the second re-evaluates the account in Hesiod's Works and Days. A major chapter outlines Plato's use of Hesiod through close study of the Protagoras, Republic and Statesman. Subsequent chapters focus on Aratus' Phaenomena and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the final chapter, on the Octavia attributed to Seneca and Juvenal's sixth Satire, broadens ideas of Hesiod's reception in Rome. (shrink)
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  49. What Role Should Philosophy Play in Community‐Based Health Services?Berkeley Franz & John W. Murphy - 2019 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 25 (6):970-976.
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    Golf as Meaningful Play: A Philosophical Guide.Walter Thomas Schmid - 2017 - Lexington Books.
    Golf as Meaningful Play is a philosophical introduction to golf as a sporting practice and source of personal meaning. It addresses topics of interest to both scholars and intellectually curious golfers, including mental aspects of play, the nature of sport, virtues of the game, and golf in film and literature.
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