Olympianism


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O`lym´pi`an`ism


n.1.Worship of the Olympian gods, esp. as a dominant cult or religion.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This was essentially Coubertin's concept of Olympianism. From this philosophy the Olympic Charter (IOC 2015) was modelled.
It is clear that the role of the Classical athlete and views of Olympianism were very much at the core of the original modern Olympic movement.
even though I was wary of finding in him a mixture of scholarly Olympianism and an exaggerated, 'effeminate' [damskaia] rapture--I mean, I feared too much pathos in him.
The $62 million renovation has gone beyond the purely physical and technological, thoroughly rethinking the way the museum traces the history of Olympianism.
"We're the museum of an idea, a culture and a philosophy called Olympianism. That doesn't stop at pure competition or physical activity.
He refers to judicial activists as "Olympians" and defines "Olympianism" as "the project of an intellectual elite that believes that it enjoys superior enlightenment and that its business is to benefit those living on the lower slopes of human achievement" A society ruled in this way has been called a "snobocracy".
And this fundamental weakness in the authors' populist approach is reflected in the inadequacy of what they see as the way forward for today, their proposal to replace the New Olympianism by a New Populism.
My sense, however, is that the ship has already sailed, and that the future holds only more Olympianism.
Judges belong to the class that John O'Sullivan first identified as "Olympians." The political philosopher Kenneth Minogue described the philosophy of this class: Olympianism is the project of an intellectual elite that believes that it enjoys superior enlightenment and that its business is to spread this benefit to those living on the lower slopes of human achievement....
In a sense, this is Rushdie's most serious reply to the charge of Olympianism. At various earlier points in the novel, artistic integrity is represented as being sharply at odds with social responsibility.
The legitimation crisis arises because, as the rhetorical environment is constituted at present, and as the aims and purposes of higher education are addressed, there does not seem any better language in which to formulate our answers than that of skills or Olympianism. To tackle this absence in higher education, is, in our view, the task of our generation.
We may call it Olympianism, because it is the project of an intellectual elite that believes that it enjoys superior enlightenment and that its business is to spread this benefit to those living on the lower slopes of human achievement.