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History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity eBook
 


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René Descartes
"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things," urged René Descartes (1596 - 1650), one of the greatest minds of the Renaissance.
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The Persistence of Local Cultures
For all the talk of globalization in our present historical moment, much of human experience remains rooted in the particular dimensions of local habits. Consider, for instance, the unique sportsworld that appears in many parts of the United States on Friday evenings during autumn.
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The Emergence of Advanced Forms of Communication
As noted earlier, one of the most important developments during the Neolithic Revolution was the development of more sophisticated forms of communication, particularly the earliest forms of written language, which developed about 5,000 years ago in the form of Sumerian cuneiform scripts and Egyptian hieroglyphics.
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Great Leaps Forward
At the start of this chapter, we asked an important question: How did we humans come to be the way we are today? This question is important not only because we all have a personal stake in the answer but also because it would have us seek answers to a fascinating mystery - one that might well be solved, at least in part, by better understanding physical activity, play, and other topics related to our own professional interests.
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