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Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness - Priest, Graham (Editor), and Young, Damon A (Editor)
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Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand, as well as fist in throat. Philosophical argument is closely paralleled with hand-to-hand combat. And all of today's Asian martial arts were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas. In his interview with Bodidharma, Graham Priest brings out aspects of Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin Kung-Fu -- how fighting monks are seeking Buddhahood, not brawls. But as Scott Farrell's chapter reveals, Eastern martial arts have no monopoly on philosophical traditions: ...

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Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness 2010, Open Court, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780812696844

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