Angoisse et activité ludique

Authors: Czor, Mathias
Advisor: De Koninck, Thomas
Abstract: This thesis written about the relation between angst and play, gives the main definitions of angst : existentialism, culpability, absurdity. We explore the traits of angst : human condition, mortality, absurdity, unknown, possibilities and void. We explain many feelings close to angst. This thesis traces wide lines to describe what play implies, requires, achieves, what forms it takes and where this activity that we often consider the opposite of serious takes place in everyday's existence. Also, we describe many characteristics of play, mainly esthetic, unreal, passive, active, subjective. Many games are also explained. We touch different theories about the player, which imply his subjectivity, maturity and his need to spend energy in non-dangerous activities. Then, we show the relation between play and angst, two concepts that require liberty. Inspired by great authors, old and modern, of those we have to mention Buytendijk, Caillois, Fink, Gadamer, Heidegger, Huizinga, Kierkegaard and Sartre ; we describe important parts of life, which will bring the reader to develop and take position on his view of play and angst. This is to show the irreplaceable role of play and its attributes in the human life but even more to push the limits of knowledge on play, and show play's influence on angst.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2015
Open Access Date: 23 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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