The Resource Striking beauty : a philosophical look at the Asian martial arts, Barry Allen, (electronic resource)

Striking beauty : a philosophical look at the Asian martial arts, Barry Allen, (electronic resource)

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Striking beauty : a philosophical look at the Asian martial arts
Title
Striking beauty
Title remainder
a philosophical look at the Asian martial arts
Statement of responsibility
Barry Allen
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eng
Summary
The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty collapses the boundaries between Eastern and Western thought, comparatively studying the historical and philosophical traditions of martial arts practice and their ethical value in the modern world. Expanding Western philosophy's global outlook, the book forces a theoretical reckoning with the concerns of Chinese philosophy and the aesthetic and technical dimensions of martial arts practice. Striking Beauty explains the relationship between Asian martial arts and the Chinese philosophical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism in addition to the strategic wisdom of Sunzi's Art of War. It connects martial arts practice to the Western concepts of mind-body dualism and materialism, sports aesthetics, and the ethics of violence. Incorporating innovations in body phenomenology, somaesthetics, and embodied cognition, the work ameliorates Western philosophy's hostility toward the body, emphasizing the pleasure of watching and engaging in martial arts, along with their beauty and the ethical problem of their violence
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1957-
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Allen, Barry
Dewey number
796.815/501
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Human body (Philosophy)
  • Mind and body
  • Martial arts
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Striking beauty : a philosophical look at the Asian martial arts, Barry Allen, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231539340
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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11858451
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MWT11858451
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Striking beauty : a philosophical look at the Asian martial arts, Barry Allen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231539340
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11858451
Publisher number
MWT11858451
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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