ERIC Number: ED340679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Leisure and Ethics: Reflections on the Philosophy of Leisure.
Fain, Gerald S., Ed.
This publication seeks to capture the character and content of thought with respect to the long-standing discussion in academic settings of leisure and philosophy. The book is organized into three sections. The first, "Reflections on the Philosophy of Leisure," includes the following papers: "Introduction: Leisure and the Perfection of Importance"; "Moral Leisure"; "Leisure and Ethics"; "On Liberty and Leisure"; "Leisure and Democracy: Incompatible Ideals?"; "Ideals and Reality: Classical Leisure and Historical Change"; "Leisure, Transcendence, and the Good Life: From the Greeks to the Existentialists"; "Leisure: A Moral Imperative"; "New Work, Leisure, and Decadence"; "Understanding Leisure Experiences: The Contribution of Feminist Communitarian Ethics"; "A Theological Perspective on the Ethics of Leisure"; "Of Manners and Therapists: A Deconstruction of Leisure Discourses"; "Large-Scale Leisure Enterprises as Moral Contexts"; "Environmental Ethics: Strengths and Dualisms of Six Dominant Themes"; and "Leisure and Islam." Section 2, "Selected Thoughts," presents: "What Is the Good of Leisure?"; "Leisure and Ethics: Ramifications for the Individual and Society"; "Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture"; "Ethics in Management"; "The Language Games in TV Games: Commentary and the Manipulation of Meaning in Televised Sports"; "Exploring Ethics through Sports and Leisure: A Writing Seminar"; "Character Education: Something's Missing--Whose Responsibility?"; "The Contribution of Leisure to Moral Development"; "Private vs. Public Recreation Ethics: Is the Vision Different?"; "Methods for Teaching Ethics in Leisure Studies Curricula"; "The Recreational Context of Moral Development for Adolescents"; and "An Ethical Perspective of Recreation and Leisure Services in a Northern Cross-Cultural Environment." The final section, an epilogue, includes "Moral Leisure: The Promise and Wonder"; and "Reflections." (LL)
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Adolescents, Adults, Athletics, Conferences, Ethics, Higher Education, Leisure Education, Leisure Time, Life Style, Moral Development, Quality of Life, Recreational Activities
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. American Association for Leisure and Recreation.