Why So Serious? The Nature and Value of Play*

@article{Ridge2021WhySS,
  title={Why So Serious? The Nature and Value of Play*},
  author={Michael Ridge},
  journal={Philosophy and Phenomenological Research},
  year={2021}
}
  • M. Ridge
  • Published 21 August 2021
  • Education
  • Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
2 Citations
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