PEIMIN NI “Philosophers for Kung Fu: A Response” http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/21/philosophers-for-kung-fu-a-response/
“Kung Fu for Philosophers”*2の続き。
Just as Zhou Dunyi’s metaphysics can be taken as a guiding principle for xingyi quan, calligraphy, or any other kung fu defined in the broad way and not merely as a mirror of reality, virtually all philosophical ideas can inform human practice and have practical implications. Hence the relationship between kung fu and philosophy goes both ways: As much as we philosophers need to open our vision for the kung fu perspective, all forms of kung fu depend on philosophical ideas, one way or another. Whether good or bad, theories mold our patterns of behavior and even transform us. While attachment to conceptual truth will block one’s path toward higher levels of kung fu, so will a kung fu practitioner have trouble reaching higher stages of perfection if they lack good philosophical guidance, including proper conceptual resources.
ところで、武術家の呉彬*3がNi氏をランチに招待した話が出てくる。「形意拳（xingyi quan）」*4のマニュアルの解釈についてお伺いを立てるために。それは周敦頤の「無極（the ultimate non-being）」論を踏まえたものだった。「無極」を巡っては、取り敢えず井筒俊彦先生の『意識と本質』（p.82ff.）をマークしておく*5。
The kung fu approach helps us to see the instructional value of our apparently endless philosophical disputes. This is exactly why I propose the term “kung fu,” understood properly, as not only a guide toward more fruitful reading of traditional Chinese philosophy but also as an approach (though obviously not as the only approach) through which we can evaluate philosophies of all traditions.
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KEN JOHNSON “Spiritual Seeker With a Taste For the Satirical” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/24/arts/design/24paintings.html
*3:See Melody Chung “Wu Bin - The Father of Modern Wushu” http://www.kungfumagazine.com/magazine/article.php?article=694
*4:See eg. http://www.suntaijiquan.com/xingyi/xingyiquan.htm
*5:See also http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20061013/1160761446