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[xmca] Re: object/objective/motivation for play

Nice idea, tony. i remember being held up interminably in the Montreal
airport trying to get into the city!!

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 4:10 PM, Tony Whitson <twhitson@udel.edu> wrote:

> Anybody remember the discussion in Montreal* after Eugene spoke of the
> example of his son wanting to hang out at the mall (for what
> object/objective/motivation?)?
> Now I'm thinking there might be something of Dewey's notion of experience
> of the aesthetic as that which requires no object/objective/motivation
> beyond itself.
> *My memory is very visual, which is how I know it was Montreal ... I could
> find that room in the Sheraton right now if I was there. Mike arrived late.
> On Mon, 15 Mar 2010, mike cole wrote:
>  I have been pondering David Ke's question about the
>> object/objective/motivation for play. It came together in my thinking with
>> Yrjo's metaphor of being always "just over the horizon" and its dual
>> material and ideal nature, most recently mentioned by Wolf-Michael. Might
>> it
>> be the dream of being coordinated with a world entirely consistent with
>> one's own dreams? A world, extending, as Leslie White put it, that extends
>> from infinity to infinity, in both directions?
>> probably not, just wondering.
>> mike
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