Beyond Things: The Ontological Importance of Play According to Eugen Fink

  title={Beyond Things: The Ontological Importance of Play According to Eugen Fink},
  author={Jan Hal{\'a}k},
  journal={Journal of the Philosophy of Sport},
  pages={199 - 214}
  • Jan Halák
  • Published 3 May 2016
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the Philosophy of Sport
Eugen Fink’s interpretation of play is virtually absent in the current philosophy of sport, despite the fact that it is rich in original descriptions of the structure of play. This might be due to Fink’s decision not to merely describe play, but to employ its analysis in the course of an elucidation of the ontological problem of the world as totality. On the other hand, this approach can enable us to properly evaluate the true existential and/or ontological value of play. According to Fink, by… 
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