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  • dialudic : the nature of play; a dynamic duality of contending forces

    a portmanteau of dialectics + ludic

    Brian Sutton-Smith claims creation of dialudic in 'Play Theory: A Personal Journey and New Thoughts' American Journal of Play Volume 1, Issue 1. Summer 2008

    From the article:

    "I now prefer to use my invented word dialudic for a game’s antithetical complexities instead of the historically derived, ideologically charged, philosophical paradigm called dialectics." p. 104.


    "If we accept the assumption that play emerges as an imitative mediation of the reflexive-reflective adaptive duality, then it should follow that the nature of play can be described as a dynamic duality of contending forces, that is as dialudic." p. 116.

    April 12, 2011