Purism and the Category of ‘the Aesthetic’: The Drama Argument

Culbertson, Leon (2017) Purism and the Category of ‘the Aesthetic’: The Drama Argument. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 44 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 0094-8705 DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00948705.2017.1279059

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Abstract

This paper examines one component of Stephen Mumford’s case for the claim that we should regard sport, art and the aesthetic as more closely connected than has tended to be the case, under the influence of the work of David Best, in recent years. Mumford’s rejection of what I call ‘the drama argument’ is examined in detail and it is argued that all but one element of his case fails to do the job he envisages.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aesthetics of sport; David Best; drama; purist and partisan; Stephen Mumford; the aesthetic; the drama argument.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Sports Science
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2017 16:37
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/8419

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