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Martial Virtues Lessons in Wisdom, Courage, and Compassion from the World's Greatest Warriors

ISBN-10: 0804840237
ISBN-13: 9780804840231
Edition: 2010
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 1/10/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Charles Hackney, Ph.D. has been a student of the martial arts since 1995, with a background that includes Hapkido, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and Fiore dei Liberi Armizare. He has a doctorate in psychology and is currently a psychology professor at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, Ontario.

Martial Arts and the Character of the Warrior
Virtue Ethics, Positive Psychology, and the Martial Arts
The Fall and Rise of Virtue Ethics
Alasdair Macintyre: Virtue Ethicist
Reviving Aristotle
Where Do the Martial Arts Fit Within Macintyre's Approach?
The Virtues in Positive Psychologyv26
Psychology and the Martial Arts
Approaches to the Warrior Virtues
Western Warriors: Martial Virtues in Greece, Rome, Europe, and America
Heroic Virtues in Homer, Plato, and Virgil
Chivalry: Virtues of the Christian Knight
Fiore dei Liberi's Bestiary
North American Images of the Hero
Eastern Warriors: Virtues Within Asian Ethical Thought
Confucian Virtues
Buddhist Virtues
Taoism: Virtues of "the Way"
Warrior Virtues in Asian Martial Arts
China
Korea
Bushido in Japan
Ninjutsu in Japan
Cross-Cultural Warrior Virtues
Courage
Defining Courage
Varieties of Courage
Courage in Interaction With Other Virtues
Cultivating Courage in Yourself
Early identification of fear
Suppression of fear
Distraction
Humanization of the enemy
Identification with a cause
Cultivating Courage in Others
Idealized influence
Inspirational motivation
Intellectual stimulation
Individualized consideration
Conclusion
Justice
Defining Justice
Varieties of Justice
Justice to the Self: Honor and Integrity
Justice Beyond the Self: Piety and Loyalty
Justice in Interaction With Other Virtues
Cultivating Justice in Yourself
Cultivating Justice in Others
Conclusion
Temperance
Defining Temperance
Varieties of Temperance
Humility
Self-Control
Temperance in Interaction With Other Virtues
Cultivating Temperance in Yourself
Fostering Temperance in Others
Wisdom
Definitions and Varieties of Wisdom
Wisdom in Interaction With Other Virtues
Cultivating Wisdom in Yourself
Cultivating Wisdom in Others
Benevolence
Defining Benevolence
Varieties of Benevolence
Mercy
Compassion
Benevolence in Interaction With Other Virtues
Cultivating Benevolence in Yourself
Cultivating Benevolence in Others
Conclusion
Courtesy (Not a Virtue, but Still Vital)
Tying It All Together: What's Your Story?
References
Index

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