December 9, 2010

Kungfu in New York Times

Kungfu has hit the New York Times! Philosophy professor Peimin Ni of Grand Valley State University has written a thought piece for the NYT Stone column. "Mistaking the language of Chinese philosophy for, in Richard Rorty’s phrase, a “mirror of nature” is like mistaking the menu for the food. The essence of kung fu — various arts and instructions about how to cultivate the person and conduct one’s life — is often hard to digest for those who are used to the flavor and texture of mainstream Western philosophy."