Games

Games have a particular quality in the lives of human beings. Gregory Bateson in his book Mind & Nature: A Necessary Unity points out that “What is characteristic of ‘play’ is that this is a name for contexts in which the constituent acts have a different sort of relevance and organization from that which they would have had in non-play. It may even be that the essence of play lies in a partial denial of the meaning that the actions would have had in other situations.” He suggest that play is a concept of a class that is commonly misunderstood by wrong attribution of logical typing. Because of these unusual qualities playing games can have significant impact on the qualities that cause problems in livings.

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