2011, Volume 7, Issue 4

Agon – a term connecting the theory of struggle with belles-lettres: A perspective of inter-disciplinary research



Leon Andrzej Krzemieniecki1, Roman Maciej Kalina2

1Wroclaw School of Applied Informatics “Horyzont”, Wroclaw, Poland, Wroclaw
2Department of Physiotherapy, Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland, Katowice


Author for correspondence: Roman Maciej Kalina; Department of Physiotherapy, Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland; email: kom.kalina[at]op.pl



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Abstract

The aim of this paper is main relations to connect the theory of struggle with belles-lettres. Tadeusz Kotarbiński in 1938 began the general theory of struggle (agonology) from the perspective of praxiology. In the second half of the 20th century Polish scientists developed as follows: theory of destructing (cybernetic theory of struggle), theory of non-armed struggle, theory of defensive struggle, theory of combat sports, which is narrowed as far as to a micro-scale – struggles of one against another as it is in combat sports, or an individual against a small group (as at non-sport confrontations). The theory of struggle has been widely applied in developing the theory of sport.In this paper the analysis of struggle (arm wrestling) of heroes of a leading Ernest Hemingway’s short story we have based on agonology. This result shows in a certain sense a new methodological value of agonology in interdisciplinary research of various type struggles, which had been described in belles-lettres. This is a valuable perspective, especially in cognitive and didactic sense.


Key words: agonology, arm wrestling, courage (bravery), theory of combat sports, theory of defensive struggle, theory of destruction, theory of non-armed struggle


Cite this article as:

AMA:

Krzemieniecki L, Kalina R. Agon – a term connecting the theory of struggle with belles-lettres: A perspective of inter-disciplinary research. ARCH BUDO. 2011;7(4)

APA:

Krzemieniecki, L.A., & Kalina, R.M. (2011). Agon – a term connecting the theory of struggle with belles-lettres: A perspective of inter-disciplinary research. ARCH BUDO, 7(4)

Chicago:

Krzemieniecki, Leon Andrzej, Kalina Roman Maciej. 2011. "Agon – a term connecting the theory of struggle with belles-lettres: A perspective of inter-disciplinary research". ARCH BUDO 7 (4)

Harvard:

Krzemieniecki, L.A., and Kalina, R.M. (2011). Agon – a term connecting the theory of struggle with belles-lettres: A perspective of inter-disciplinary research. ARCH BUDO, 7(4)

MLA:

Kalina, Roman Maciej et al. "Agon – a term connecting the theory of struggle with belles-lettres: A perspective of inter-disciplinary research." ARCH BUDO, vol. 7, no. 4, 2011

Vancouver:

Krzemieniecki LA, Kalina RM. Agon – a term connecting the theory of struggle with belles-lettres: A perspective of inter-disciplinary research. ARCH BUDO 2011; 7(4)