Play as Symbol of the World

And Other Writings

by Eugen Fink, Ian Alexander Moore,

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  • 9780253021052
  • 9780253021175

Eugen Fink is considered one of the clearest interpreters of phenomenology and was the preferred conversational partner of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. In Play as Symbol of the World, Fink offers an original phenomenology of play as he attempts to understand the world through the experience of play. He affirms the philosophical significance of play, why it is more than idle amusement, and reflects on the movement from "child's play" to "cosmic play." Well-known for its nontechnical, literary style, this skillful translation by Ian Alexander Moore and Christopher Turner invites engagement with Fink's philosophy of play and related writings on sports, festivals, and ancient cult practices.

  • Indiana University Press; June 2016
  • ISBN 9780253021175
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  • Title: Play as Symbol of the World
  • Author: Eugen Fink; Ian Alexander Moore (trans.); Christopher Turner (trans.)
  • Imprint: Indiana University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780253021052
  • 9780253021175
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780253021052
  • 9780253021175