autotelism


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autotelism

a nonutilitarian theory of art holding that a work of art is an end in itself. — autotelic, adj.
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Noun1.autotelism - belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justificationautotelism - belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification
belief - any cognitive content held as true
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New Critical autotelism (which relies upon a notion of balance and unity
Entertainment scholars might take issue with this, wondering if this focus on the mundane uses of video games somehow undercuts the study of leisure and autotelism as a meaningful and purposeful use of video games, despite research suggesting that the enjoyment experienced from gameplay itself is what makes the medium so adept at helping us attain and maintain general psychological well-being (Ryan, Rigby, & Przybylski, 2006), as well as a motivating force driving workplace productivity (Reinecke & Trepte, 2008), among other effects (many of which are discussed in Bogost's essays, such as "Relaxation" [pp.
Ultimately, Martin's hotels fail to distinguish between outside and inside: "The logical extreme of the hotel's expansion, self-sufficiency, and autotelism is that it means to undo the exterior-interior dichotomy altogether" (Saltzman 605).