Epistemic viciousness in the martial arts

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Russell, Gillian. (2010). Epistemic viciousness in the martial arts. In In Priest, Graham and Young, Damon (Ed.). Martial arts and philosophy : Beating and nothingness pp. 129-144 Open Court Publishing Company.
AuthorsRussell, Gillian
EditorsPriest, Graham and Young, Damon
Abstract

Karateka, and practitioners of the Japanese gendai budo (modern martial ways) in general, like to extol the virtues of character that training in a martial art promotes. Yet whatever the moral virtues of the well-trained budoka, the culture of training in many martial arts actually promotes epistemic vice, including both closed-mindedness and gullibility, but also unwarranted epistemic deference to seniors and historical sources, lack of curiosity about important related disciplines, and lack of intellectual independence. This makes them unreliable when it comes to forming beliefs.

Page range129-144
Year2010
Book titleMartial arts and philosophy : Beating and nothingness
PublisherOpen Court Publishing Company
Place of publicationChicago, IL, United States of America
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