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Old 06-08-2005, 10:12 PM   #78
Red Beetle
Dojo: Ithaca
Location: Tennessee
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 97
Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

Ignatius Teo wrote:
Just curious, have you ever done aikido, and for how long, and who were your teachers? Just trying to establish the epistemological basis from which you are making your claims.
Yes I have done Aikido.
Epistemology is the study of how humans learn knowledge.
Do we learn through our senses?
Do we learn by deducing propositions from an axiom.
Do we learn by divine revelation.
And so on.

What you want to establish is my Aikido resume.
A list of experts who were my teachers has nothing to do with the argument at hand. This is a informal fallacy, a mistake in reasoning.

Red Beetle
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