The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia by Bernard Suits is one of the most influential works in the philosophy of sport. In the book, Suits investigates two fundamental issues in general philosophy: (a) the possibility of providing definitions and (b) the exploration of the meaning of life. In this article, I will focus on the latter in order to analyze an underdeveloped aspect of Suits’ work, namely, his critique to the predominant notion of the good life in modern society, that is, the life consisting in instrumentally valuable activities (work). In doing so, I will portray Suits as a critic of modernity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation