Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness

Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness

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Socrates, an Athenian soldier, was a calmly efficient killing machine. His student Plato was an accomplished and broad-shouldered wrestler. Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand, as well as fist in throat. Philosophical argument is closely parallel with hand-to-hand combat. And all of today’s Asian martial arts—like Karate, Kung-Fu, Judo, or Aikido—were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas.

The Japanese martial tradition of Budo,… (more)

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Publisher: Open Court (October 22, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 2.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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