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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.

    and

    "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