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Call for Papers | “Bernard Suits’ Legacy: New Inspirations and Interpretations” | Special issue of Sport, Ethics, and Philosophy. Call ends October 30, 2017
Ten years after the death of Bernard Suits (1925-2007), the influence of his ideas on the philosophy of sport is still very strong. This special issue of Sport, Ethics, and Philosophy is dedicated to philosophical and moral questions related to Bernard Suit’s legacy. We welcome in particular papers dealing with new ideas and interpretations of Suits.
Do we need a definition of games? Re-encounter with a philosophical classic and an epistemological controversy
Bernard Suits’ 1978 book The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia has been hailed as a classic text within the philosophy of sport, and is now in its third edition (Broadview Press), In his review, Henning Eichberg considers the fundamental assumptions in the book, particularly the need for definitions, and finds them unhelpful in understanding the full strength of the author’s argument.