I am currently writing a paper with 'games' as a subject. One of the axes I am working on deals with games contributing to pleasure in pedagogy, and I intend to use Rabelais' concept mentioned in Gargantua as an example.

However, due to the burlesque nature of this work, I cannot clearly explain why Rabelais chose games, except for the fact that it is entertaining. Hence my question: how did 16th-century humanists see the concepts of games and pleasure in the context of pedagogy? I am particularly interested in answers based on 16th-century humanist literature.

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is asking for article references.
    – Gallifreyan
    Feb 21 '19 at 9:58
  • @Gallifreyan I think this is a fine question. The article references are for the purpose of understanding the background to the book
    – b a
    Feb 22 '19 at 11:09
  • The question is too broad, I think. Per this, it'd be fine when asking for references on a very particular point in a specific book.
    – Gallifreyan
    Feb 22 '19 at 18:26
  • @Gallifreyan Is pleasure in pedagogy not particular enough?
    – b a
    Feb 24 '19 at 0:44

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