Senior Theses

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Thesis (Open Access)

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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy



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Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza

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In this thesis, I will examine what the idea of a warrior entails, looking at its ethical facets, as well as its historical development, particularly in the East, since this is where the values which seek cultivation are best preserved. I conclude that a warrior is a person who seeks knowledge and the betterment of themselves through honorable virtues. Section two looks at what it means to be a warrior, whereas section three focuses on the different philosophies that constitute the mentality of a warrior. This continues to section four, where I examine how to apply the mindset of a warrior to the martial arts, and how to live The Martial Way. Finally, a short conclusion brings main themes together.

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