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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2015;17(3):49-56.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15758/jkak.2015.17.3.49    Published online August 31, 2015.
Philosophical Approach on the Concept of Human Movement.
Tomihiko Sato, Jeong-Hyo Kim
University of Tsukuba
Soeul National University
Correspondence:  Tomihiko Sato,
Email: tosato58@kvf.biglobe.ne.jp
Received: 7 August 2015   • Accepted: 14 August 2015
The purpose of this study was to illuminate the philosophical concept of human movement which is the scientific basis of kinesiology.
To attain this end, this study focused on Aristotle's natural philosophy. According to Aristotle who completed the first philosophical investigation of motion, 'kinesis(motion)' is present in 'dynamis' which is the complementary concept of 'energeia'. Especially, the essential quality of kinesis that exists as 'dynamis' opened the way for a new interpretation of the potential of the human movement.
Based on this philosophical consideration, the conceptual difference between human movement and sport or physical education was discussed by the deductive method. Human movement has a completely different category compared to sport. Sport exists as culture; on the other hand human movement exists as externalization of 'movement form'. And consideration of the conceptual difference between human movement and physical education provided the possibility of academic independence of kinesiology that has been regarded as a subfield under physical education.
This macroscopic approach will cast new light on the essence and social role of the kinesiology in Korea.
Keywords: philosophical concept of human movement, kinesis, sport, physical education, kinesiology
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