Martial arts are described as a combat between two people. But what happens if you substitute a human for an animal? The Spaniards have tested this question for centuries.
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Can one make a moral case for fighting? Looking back at antiquity and investigating some philosophical reasoning, a moral case might be made.
Philosophers often sidestep the issue of violence, refusing to tackle it head-on. One philosopher who has never refused the challenge is Professor Gordon Marino, who as well as being a professional philosopher was once a professional boxer and boxing coach. We spoke to him about the crossroad between philosophy and combat sports.
Professor Daniele Bolelli is a rare academic: combining the learning of a renaissance man with protean mastery of martial arts, Bolelli is full of insight into combat philosophy. We spoke to him in our first installment of a series on combat philosophy.
The Ancient Greek philosophers not only wrote about martial arts: they practiced them as well. What motivated them, and how did it fit into their worldview? Andreas Kinneging, Professor of Philosophy of Law at Leiden University helps us answer these questions.