Game is to Space as Narrative is to Time. A Ricœurian Anthropology of Play and Game as Spatial Mimesis

Nathan Ferret

Abstract


By studying the logic that unites play, the rules of games and the body of players, this article intends to highlight a spatial mimesis through play and games. It consists of carrying out a Ricœurian anthropology of play and game, taking Ricœur's analysis of the relationship between time and narrative as a model. The article then shows that play prefigures the physical space as a lived space, that game configures a space of rules and that the player's body is refigured by the spatiality of the rules of the game. This application of the ternary model of Ricœurian mimesis thus allows a unified understanding of play and games by space, and of space by play and games.


Keywords


Space; Game and Play; Narrative; Freedoms.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/errs.2021.561



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