PHILOSOPHERS ON BODY AND SPIRITUAL CULTURE

  • ALEKSANDAR (R) KERKOVIC Faculty of Philosophy - Department of Physical Culture, University of Nis, Serbia; Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Nis, Serbia
  • RUZENA (M) POPOVIC Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Nis, Serbia

Abstract

This study’s main focus on the view and the essential elements of physical and spiritual culture in philosopher’s works from ancient times until the end of the 20th century. This paper presents philosopher’s opinions on physical culture’s specific aspects, including physical education, sports, recreation and other border areas of the individual’s physical and spiritual activity. The references for this study on philosopher’s opinions are mainly from secondary sources. A concise statement of these philosopher’s work refers to the period before the New era, regarding Xenophanes, Socrates, Cliton, and Marcus Tallies Cicero. Then philosophers of the modern era, Francis Bacon and Rene Descartes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, Georg W.F. Hegel, Karl Marx, John Lobok, and the most prominent former Yugoslavs philosopher of the 20th century, Branislav Petronijevic. This study is not a critical review but a summary of the most influential thinkers’ views, from the historical aspect of the study preoccupation.

Keywords: Philosophers, Old era, New era, Physical culture, Spiritual culture

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KERKOVIC, A. (R), & POPOVIC, R. (M). (2021). PHILOSOPHERS ON BODY AND SPIRITUAL CULTURE. Innovare Journal of Education, 9(2), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijoe.2021v9i1.40764
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