Word of the Week: Autotelic

As in:  “If a game is played for the sake of pleasure, is it truly autotelic?” and As in:  “Autotelicity was another of sport’s important affinities with art,…”
Reid, H. L. (2012). Introduction to the philosophy of sportLanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., pp. 38-39 and p. 137.

For definitions of autotelic, search the entire Credo Reference Collection and the Oxford English DictionaryWhen you’re in the library, explore our print copy of the The Dictionary of Psychology by Corsini (Ref BF31 C72 1999).

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