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ERIC Number: ED121767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 26
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The Aesthetic in Sport.
Best, David
This paper examines the relationship between sport and the aesthetic. It traces the logical character of the concept of the aesthetic as it applies to sport. A salient characteristic of the concept of the aesthetic is revealed by examining the aesthetic in relation to works of art, and this is then applied to the consideration of sporting activities from the aesthetic point of view. The suggestion is made that sports can be divided into two categories according to the relative significance of the aesthetic. The significance of the context for the assessment of the aesthetic quality of a particular physical movement is stressed, and it is submitted that this has important consequences for what can reasonably be said about the aesthetic feeling involved in sporting activities. Finally, the question is asked whether sports in general, or any particular sporting activities can legitimately be regarded as forms of art. (Author/RC)
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