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ERIC Number: ED120143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-16
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Freedom in Competitive Sport.
Zeigler, Earle F.
The major concern of this paper is the concept of individual freedom within the framework of competitive sport. The paper examines the present status of man in regard to the future, and, especially, to the concept of freedom. It explains how the idea of freedom has been viewed in philosophy, and, more specifically, how it has been treated in philosophy of education. With regard to the latter, the author sides with Tesoni and Morris'"personification of knowledge" approach to combat modern bureautechnocracy. The paper also explains how almost all of the aspects of individual freedom are negated in far too many competitive sport situations on this continent today. It, however, is noted that there are still some programs of educational competitive sport in the United States, and that such is still the prevailing Pattern of competitive sport in Canadian education. Finally, the author describes his idea of the only way in which a concept of individual freedom can be carried out for athletes in competitive sport situations in education. (RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Philosophic Society for the Study of Sport (4th, London, Ontario, Canada, Novemeber 16, 1974); Occasional light print