ERIC Number: ED118567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
In Sports, as in All of Life, Man Should Be Comprehensible to Man.
Zeigler, Earle F.
Forces that would wrest personal autonomy from us are presently at work, both directly and indirectly, in the sports profession and in society at large. We are typically confused on the subject of man's nature; we have arbitrarily and unwisely relegated it to the subdisciplinary area of metaphysics where the topic rests in some disarray because of the plethora of theories that currently prevails. These confusing and overlapping concepts of man's nature confound many of our presentations and discussions. We have a definite responsibility to our students to help them form their own, highly personal positions as to man's basic nature. The need for more effective communication within the area of sport and physical activity philosophy is self-evident. Because of the varied methodological approaches we employ, we are seemingly not communicating too well with each other, and our voices are not having a significant influence on those involved with sport in the culture. Members of the Philosophic Society for the Study of Sport have a contribution of vital importance to make in regard to sport's cultural role. (Author/CD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented as the Presidential Address at the Annual Meeting of the Philosophic Society for the Study of Sport (Kent, Ohio, November 14, 1975)