Meaningful Existence, Embodiment and Physical Education

Published: April 21, 2015

Journal of Philosophy of Education Vol. 24, No. 1, 1990
Margaret Whitehead

This paper was written before the concept of Physical Literacy was developed. It covers the philosophical ground that formed the platform for the development of the concept. More specifically it refers to meaningful existence, embodiment and physical education. The paper also argues for respect to be shown for work in the physical domain and argues that philosophers of education such as Paul Hirst and Richard Peters were wrong to omit this human dimension in their recommendations for the educational experiences of young people.

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