|（Department of Military-based Education，National University of Defense and Technology，Changsha 410072，China）
Abstract: Karl Jaspers thought that the modern society is a huge production machine, which gives everybody a fixed position and function, so that he/she becomes an “ordinary” tool, deprives the possibility of people playing personality and interpreting survival, and results in the spiritual nihility and anxiety of modern people. Spiritual ni-hility and anxiety torture people, while by means of blood rushing, body movement enables the impulse of self-preservation of the subject to be briefly released, real survival will to be slightly expressed, and spiritual crea-tivity and autonomy to be momentarily pleased, satisfies the survival needs of spirit as integrity, remits the contest between spiritual survival needs and social machine’s unification pressure. However, Japers also pointed out that man is spirit, spiritual redemption can be carried out only by the efforts of spirit itself. Therefore, in order to return to real survival, body movement has no connotation of exceeding. Body movement is only a trick used by spirit it-self, which kills the symptom but not the disease.
Key words: sport philosophy；modern spirit；body movement；Karl Jaspers