9/14/15 STHM notes
9/14/15 STHM notes STHM 1113
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Date Created: 09/14/15
Philosophy and Leisure 91415 Ben a110 Why care about philosophy o they thought about some far out things o background on leisure and recreation is based on philosophy I THINK THEREFORE I AM how do i know I am not in a dream must be here o Metaphysics gt concerns questions about nature of reality o What is the nature of leisure 0 public objective state derived from Greek approach leisure is about free time circumstance and what people can see 0 private subjective state of mind John Neulinger s theory of leisure based on perceived freedom and motivation 0 Feeling of freedom naturally aka intrinsically motivating WHAT ARE ETHICAL REPERCUSSIONS OF THIS APPPROACH WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF THIS APPROACH HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW theory o Epistemology theories on how we know what we know o Empiricis must be observable there are 2 types 0 Quantitative numbers and survey Problem with this approach why do I suck at what I do Numbers are harsh Words meaning of words senses readings Qualitative interpreting the meaning and reason and significance of leisure senses readings look into words Rationalists THINK ABOUT BIGGER ISSUES THAT YOU CANNOT GET FROM JUST SENSES MIND to generate knowledge through LOGIC AND REASONSING theoretical 5 Example park city a lot of people smoke pot Why Makes you happy How do find out if good for society Cannot figure out without rational approach Is it hurting society friendsfamily Cannot answer with empirical approach numbers need a rational approach TOP DOWN OR BOTTOM UP o Logic study of rules of inference 0 Do our premises support our conclusions 0 Premise true conclusion has to be true o Inductive reasoning premise true conclusion most likely true bottom up reasoning o observation experiment 0 Generalizations o Paradigm theory o Deductive reasoning generated from theory top down reasoning o observation experiments 0 Predictions o Paradigmtheory ITS BEAUTIFUL o aesthetics not about nature of knowledge or where it comes from but beauty and value 0 essential factor for OUTDOOR recreation key for management 0 beauty and value about leisure change issue of aesthetics DO YOU STAND FOR GOOD OR BAD o ethics good or bad morally o most closely related with leisure and recreation why 0 people oriented industry that raises different questions 0 example non rescue wilderness areas go in there deal with repercussions to not be saved ethical question when it comes to leisure and recreation play should it improve character and help teamwork join club learning how to work with people become better person moral ethical question is that what leisure is about PERSONAL PHILOSOPHIES OF LEISURE 0 PLATO o perfect utopic society maximize happiness of citizens create perfect society maximize happiness achieve sensor and control forms of activity leisure shape character and influences people remove lazyl society can only be based upon leisure 39 no sleeping be better person to maximize of who you are 0000 O 0 ARISTOTLE o strive for self perfection 0 Bertrand russell 0 work can never be virtuous mentality justifies slave mentality technology provides resources so all can have leisure yet leisure still only for upper class people workshare leisure proposal problem with all advances still have slave mentality for certain people that we need to work work work upper class people do nothing but leisure 0 joseph pieper 0000 0 too fixated on work 0 place too much emphasis on practicality of outcomes 0 intellectual labor 0 leisure only used if it replenishes us for work 0 trigonometrytrigonometry not used for practical outcome grocery store is this cucumber this size
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