Bernard Suits’ Response to the Question on the Meaning of Life as a Critique of Modernity

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-418
Number of pages13
JournalSport, Ethics and Philosophy
Volume13
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Philosophy

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