Together with widely published expert on French thought Dr Justin Clemens and recognised artist of playable digits Dr Adam Nash, I am currently translating
I discovered and covered Axelos in my doctoral research. His thought belongs to the most original of French post-modern philosophy due to being based on the Ancient Greek sage Heraclitus. For me, Axelos' contribution lies in pointing out that Heraclitus' standpoint pins the fulcrum of thought.
In spite of Axelos’ vast contributions to French intellectual culture, his thought on play is little known in the English realm. With the worldwide accelerating omnipresence of games in planetary and virtual space at the dawn of the 21-century, Axelos’ thought on the play of the world remains timely.
First published 50 years ago and republished last year, this major work of French philosophy remains
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Author: Kostas Axelos
Translation: Hellmut Monz, Justin Clemens, and Adam Nash
Genre: French Philosophy
The play of the world plays through the great powers that link the human to the world – myths and religion, poetry and art, politics, philosophy, science and technique –, themselves set in motion by the elementary forces: language and thought, work and fight, love and death, and the play of the human, who is player, plaything, and out-played. The