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Special Issue "The Philosophy and Science of Martial Arts"
A special issue of Philosophies (ISSN 2409-9287).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 20946
Special Issue Editor
2. Department of Cognitive Science, University of California Merced, Merced, CA 95343, USA
Interests: philosophy of language; philosophy of mind; philosophy of cognitive science; value theory
Special Issue Information
The martial arts have been practiced for thousands of years and today mixed martial arts remains the fastest growing sport in the world. Yet, despite its current popularity and enduring cultural importance, relatively little scientific and philosophical research exists on martial arts. The purpose of this Special Issue of Philosophies is to contribute to the advancement of research in the philosophy and science of martial arts. I am delighted to invite you to submit your best empirical and theoretical work on martial arts to this Special Issue.
The goal for this Special Issue is to showcase exemplary work on martial arts from multiple disciplinary perspectives. For example, philosophers of mind and ethics may submit work on martial arts and the cultivation of virtues, and experimental philosophers and psychologists may submit work on the influence of martial arts on psychological well-being. Other topics of interest include the use of mental simulation during shadowboxing, flow experience during training or competition, weapons as extensions of the self, qualities of exemplary martial artists, the ethics and aesthetics of martial arts, and in general, what the study of martial arts may reveal about the nature of the human mind and human society. Integrative review articles, focused philosophical arguments, and original empirical research that is philosophically relevant will all be warmly received.
If you would like to extend upon or offer a critical response to my own work on martial arts and the mind, you may find several empirical and theoretical articles available here: https://wp.me/Pb4nZT-1Lm.
I look forward to receiving your contributions!
Dr. Adam M. Croom
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- martial arts
- mixed martial arts
- philosophy of mind
- cognitive science
- exercise science
- sports psychology
- psychological well-being
- embodied cognition