Science’s Problem With the Idea of Play Goes Deeper Than Economics

all animals play - Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich: “But I would say that the roots of our short-sightedness about play range far beyond economics, that they extend into all of Western science, and that what is at stake here is ultimately even deeper than play. For the last few hundred years, Western science has been on a mission to crush all forms of agency, which I mean in the philosophical sense as the capacity for action.”