The Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport from Ancient Times to the Enlightenment

Duygu Harmandar Demirel, Ibrahim Yildiran


APA 6th edition
Demirel, D.H., & Yildiran, I. (2013). The Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport from Ancient Times to the Enlightenment. European Journal of Educational Research, 2(4), 191-202. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.2.4.191

Harvard
Demirel D.H., and Yildiran I. 2013 'The Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport from Ancient Times to the Enlightenment', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 191-202. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.2.4.191

Chicago 16th edition
Demirel, Duygu Harmandar and Yildiran, Ibrahim . "The Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport from Ancient Times to the Enlightenment". (2013)European Journal of Educational Research 2, no. 4(2013): 191-202. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.2.4.191

Abstract

As an academic discipline, the philosophy of sport has been in existence for a relatively short period. Although the philosophy of sport as an academic endeavour is relatively young, the philosophical view of sport itself is not new. Although sport was a major activity according to the Greeks and Romans, it lost its importance during the Middle Ages. After the Renaissance, education came to be seen as a necessity. With its incorporation and utilisation in the educational curriculum, physical education obviously became more common in the curricula of the Renaissance and Reformation than it had been in the Middle Ages. Opinions about the sport of ancient times have influenced those of the modern era. The aim of this study is to examine the evolution of physical training from the renaissance to enlightenment, which is important because this period has laid the foundations of modern physical training and sport perception. In this study, the literature is reviewed from ancient times to the enlightenment, and the revolutions and developments that have occurred are emphasised.

Keywords: Ancient time, renaissance, physical education, sport