Play and Space - Towards a Formal Definition of Play

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    Abstract

    The aim of this article is to present a formal definition of the aspect of play generally known as ‘make-believe’. ‘Make-believe’ is defined in relation to theory of place and Dasein’s being-in-the-world as presented by Martin Heidegger in Being and time. From this point of view ‘make-believe’ can be defined as a uniform and situational spatial dyad where being is doubled, characterized by the presence of the physically absent. I will apply this definition after a survey of central and influential aspects of the history of the theory of play to demonstrate its relevance for a formal definition of play.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Play
    Volume4
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)175-189
    ISSN2159-4937
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7. Oct 2015

    Keywords

    • being
    • make-believe
    • place
    • play
    • spatiality
    • theory

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