6-3 | The Philosophy of Play

Book Review

The Philosophy of Play

Emily Ryall, Wendy Russell, and Malcolm MacLean, eds.
New York: Routledge, 2013. Contents, bibliographies, index. 216 pp. $145 cloth. ISBN: 9780415538350

by Jennesia Pedri

First Paragraph:

In April 2011, the inaugural Philosophy at Play conference brought together academics, play-sector workers, policy advocates, and analysts, among others, to make play the subject of philosophical inquiry and practice. The Philosophy of Play, edited by Emily Ryall, Wendy Russell, and Malcolm MacLean, is a collection of essays that arose from that conference. According to the editors, the objective of the collection is “to provide a richer understanding of the concept and nature of play, its relation and value to human life” and to provide “a deeper understanding of philosophical thinking and to open dialogue across these disciplines” (p. 2).