Abstract

Abstract:

We cannot ignore the institutions that surround art if we want to deliver a theory of art acknowledging that art lives through a community of social relationships and assumes meaning as such. I make the claim that the evolution of sports from mere play, survival, and diversion toward the global phenomenon of modern sports can likewise be understood as a function of social connectivity. I first outline the theory of art, then link that to sport as an institution, and finally develop the thesis that art and sport institutionalize the body (mind) in a particular way and deduce that this creates culture. I conclude with the notion that both art and sport, somewhat derived from Wittgenstein, are kinds of intransitive knowledge or tacit forms of knowing.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-7809
Print ISSN
0021-8510
Pages
pp. 59-78
Launched on MUSE
2019-05-08
Open Access
No
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