Towards the World: Eugen Fink on the Cosmological Value of Play

@article{Halk2015TowardsTW,
  title={Towards the World: Eugen Fink on the Cosmological Value of Play},
  author={Jan Hal{\'a}k},
  journal={Sport, Ethics and Philosophy},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={401 - 412}
}
  • Jan Halák
  • Published 2 October 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Sport, Ethics and Philosophy
According to Eugen Fink, a thorough elucidation of the meaning of play has the capacity to lead us towards an understanding of the world as a totality. In order to go beyond Plato’s understanding of play as an inferior copy of serious action, Fink provides an analysis of the cultic game. This form of playing cannot be said to be the origin of all play, but it enables us to demonstrate how the act of playing transcends circumscribed beings inside the world and provides a relationship with a… 

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