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Sport and Philosophy

(Original title: Šport a filozofia)
Filozofia, 71 (2016), 7, 541-549.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

There is a permanent problematic relationship between the sport as a game, entertainment or training, and philosophy conceived as the care of oneself or selfknowledge: It can lead us away from, or, on the contrary, closer to answering the question: “Who we are?” This problematic relationship is exemplified by present-day sport which achieves two patterns: the form of fight on one hand and the form of a means of mass communication on the other. The critique of the sport as an alienating activity will not be of our concern. We will rather ask the question of the pattern of the constitution of our present.


Act, Agon, Care of the self, D. Hume, Entertainment, Fight, Game, J.-P. Sartre, M. Foucault, Present, Spectacle, Sport, Totalization

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