Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

by Barry Allen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231539340
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 951 KB

About the Author

Barry Allen is professor of philosophy at McMaster University; has held visiting appointments in Jerusalem, Istanbul, Shanghai, and Hong Kong; and is associate editor at the interdisciplinary journal Common Knowledge. His research concerns aesthetics, technology, the theory of knowledge, and Chinese philosophy. He is the author of Truth in Philosophy; Knowledge and Civilization; Artifice and Design: Art and Technology in Human Experience; and Vanishing into Things: Knowledge in Chinese Tradition.

Table of Contents

1. The Dao of Asian Martial Arts: Themes from Chinese Philosophy
2. From Dualism to the Darwinian Body: Themes from Western Philosophy
3. Power and Grace: Martial Arts Aesthetics
4. What a Body Can Do: Martial Arts Ethics
Epilogue: Martial Arts and Philosophy
Chinese–English Glossary

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