Playing Cards

  • Sylvia Mann
Part of the Nijhoff International Philosophy Series book series (NIPS, volume 25)


A hobby has many functions. It provides relaxation, entertainment, indulgence in esoteric language and, usually, opportunities for conviviality with like-minded beings. The term as used here excludes avaricious accumulation and obsessed loners. (I once went to a convention of patience players which no one else attended.) What it is meant to cover is the sort of interest and enjoyment Michael Dummett experiences in his study of playing-cards and the games played with them.


Fifteenth Century Card Game Playing Card Museum Curator Favourite Game 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvia Mann

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations