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4.0 out of 5 stars What proper person can be partial..., 8 Dec. 2010
G S Cohen (London, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
As neither a philosopher nor a martial artist, I can confirm that this eclectic collection of essays has wide appeal. If you have ever sought to reconcile the cut and thrust of academic debate with its more physical equivalent, the writers in this compendium will do much to enlighten you.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Oriental martial forms attract the most introspection and comment, with many strong (and winningly illustrated) contributions. In the Occidental corner, I would single out Christopher Lawrence's exploration of why fencing still holds its appeal, for its unsentimental analysis and insight.

Congratulations therefore to the two editors for their collective vision, and for a thought-provoking and enjoyable book.
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