By Daniel A. Dombrowski

Despite their impression in our tradition, activities encourage dramatically much less philosophical attention than such ostensibly weightier subject matters as faith, politics, or technological know-how. Arguing that athletic playfulness coexists with critical underpinnings, and that either call for extra major cognizance, Daniel Dombrowski harnesses the insights of historic Greek thinkers to light up modern athletics.

            Dombrowski contends that the information of Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus shed vital mild on issues—such because the pursuit of excellence, the concept that of play, and the ability of accepting actual boundaries whereas additionally enhancing one’s body—that stay simply as suitable in our sports-obsessed age as they have been in old Greece. Bringing those options to endure on modern issues, Dombrowski considers such questions as no matter if athletic pageant could be a ethical replacement for conflict, no matter if it inevitably constitutes battle through different capacity, and no matter if it encourages fascist trends or moral advantage. the 1st quantity to philosophically discover twenty-first-century activity within the context of its historic predecessor, Contemporary Athletics and old Greek Ideals unearths that their courting has nice and formerly untapped capability to notify our figuring out of human nature.

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