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

Striking beauty : a philosophical look at the Asian martial arts, Barry Allen

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty comparatively studies 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 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. 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."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen, Barry
Dewey number
796.815/501
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
B105.B64
LC item number
A45 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body (Philosophy)
  • Mind and body
  • Martial arts
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Human body (Philosophy)
  • Martial arts
  • Mind and body
  • Sachkultur
Label
Striking beauty : a philosophical look at the Asian martial arts, Barry Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Dao of Asian martial arts : themes from Chinese philosophy -- From dualism to the Darwinian body : themes from western philosophy -- Power and grace : martial arts aesthetics -- What a body can do : martial arts ethics -- Epilogue : martial arts and philosophy
Control code
913562176
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539340
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/alle17272
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 809876
  • 9816478e-b909-431e-ade5-482f7efa6aa6
  • 22573/ctt14d34vz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913562176
Label
Striking beauty : a philosophical look at the Asian martial arts, Barry Allen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Dao of Asian martial arts : themes from Chinese philosophy -- From dualism to the Darwinian body : themes from western philosophy -- Power and grace : martial arts aesthetics -- What a body can do : martial arts ethics -- Epilogue : martial arts and philosophy
Control code
913562176
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539340
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/alle17272
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 809876
  • 9816478e-b909-431e-ade5-482f7efa6aa6
  • 22573/ctt14d34vz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913562176

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