publication . Article . 2012

The Competitive Perception

Lima, João Tiago;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2012
  • Country: Portugal
This paper aims to define what competitive perception is. Using Dufrenne’s phenomenological analysis of the art spectator’s experience, namely the concept of aesthetic perception, I will claim that it is useful to apply this phenomenological approach to the experience of watching sport events. I will argue that the concepts of uncertainty and auto teleology, being two main features in sport competition, are helpful to define competitive perception.
free text keywords: Dufrenne aesthetic experience, sport competitive perception
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