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ERIC Number: ED262918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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On the Anthropology of Play: Play as a Way of Dialogical Development.
Herzka, H. S.
Dialogics as a philosophical principle is, like the dialectics predominant at present in all industrialized countries, based on the duality of life and thought. Dialogics postulates that two thoughts, or two aspirations, or two concepts together make up a whole, simultaneously, each being of equal importance. Play is a dialogic of doing and experiencing. As defined by dialogics, play also connects imaginative consciousness and fantasy with material reality. In addition, play creates a dialogical bridge between physical and psychic/spiritual realms. Play helps a child in his social relationships as well as in the development of his individuality, and play creates a direct relation to time and space. Play has great significance for the creation of a dialogical identity and for the dialogical integration of the contradictory sides of life and of the human personality. This integrative significance is of special importance in our present cultural circumstances. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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