Aristotle’s model of tragedy in his Poetics emphasizes process over outcome. This paper will apply that model to athletic contests. It will be argued that the win-lose approach is not the only viable method for judging excellence in athletics. Tragedy affords another kind of meaning for an athletic contest.
"The Athletic Contest as a "Tragic" Form of Art,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 3
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