Philosophical Considerations in Relation to Developing a Sense of Self, Universality and Propositional Knowledge

Published: April 21, 2015

University of Bedfordshire England
Philosophical considerations in relation to developing a sense of self, universality and propositional knowledge.
Margaret Whitehead

This paper considers the implications of objectifying the body in descriptive language are weighed against the fact that verbally expressed understanding and knowledge are an integral part of western culture. The debate presented is one of a series that has, over the last five years, mapped the author’s work on developing the concept of physical literacy. The aspects chosen to be discussed here are three that have generated considerable interest and debate. In conclusion there is a short reflection on the implications of the views discussed to education and physical education.


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