Rationality as martial art

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A metaphor for rationality as the martial art of mind; training brains in the same fashion as muscles.

The metaphor is intended to have complex connotations, rather than being strictly positive. Do modern-day martial arts suffer from being insufficiently tested in realistic fighting, and do attempts at rationality training run into the same problem?

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See also


  • Gillian Russell (2008). Epistemic Viciousness in the Martial Arts.  (PDF)