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Ethics of mixed martial arts

Browning, Heather ORCID: 0000-0003-1554-7052 and Veit, Walter (2021) Ethics of mixed martial arts. In: Holt, Jason and Ramsay, Marc, (eds.) The Philosophy of Mixed Martial Arts: Squaring the Octagon. Ethics and Sport. Routledge, Abingdon-on-Thames, UK, 134 - 149. ISBN 9780367641627

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Mixed martial arts (MMA) is frequently criticized as barbaric and inhumane. This stands in stark contrast with the booming popularity of the sport. Before now, what little philosophical work has been written on MMA depicts it as something inherently wrong (as with Dixon) or as something merely permissible (as with articles by Weimer and Kershnar and Kelly, respectively). Contrary to these foregoing analyses this chapter argues that MMA is not only permissible, but a morally praiseworthy and virtuous endeavor in virtue of developing moral character and recognizing the intimate connection between body and mind.

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Additional Information: © 2021 Routledge
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 14:00
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2024 03:15

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