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Contemporary Japanese Philosophy

Contemporary Japanese Philosophy

A Reader

Edited by John W. M. Krummel

Publication Date: Oct 2019

Pages 272


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Contemporary Japanese Philosophy: A Reader is an anthology of contemporary (post-war) Japanese philosophy showcasing a range of important philosophers and philosophical trends from 1945 to the present. This important and comprehensive volume introduces the reader to a variety of trends and schools of thought. The first part consists of selections and excerpts of writings from contemporary Japanese philosophers who have made original contributions to Japanese philosophy and promise contributions to world philosophy. Most of these selections appear in English for the first time. The second part consists of original essays written for this volume by scholars in Japanese philosophy on specific trends and tendencies of contemporary Japanese philosophy, such as feminist philosophy, the Kyoto School, and environmental philosophy, as well as future directions the field is likely to take. Ideal for classroom use, this is the ultimate resource for students and teachers of Japanese philosophy.


Part I: Selected Primary Sources

1. Maruyama Masao: “Being” and “Doing” (1958)

2. Izutsu Toshihiko: Consciousness and Essence (1983)

3. Yuasa Yasuo: Toward an East-West Dialogue (1991)

4. Ueda Shizuteru: Horizon and the Other Side of the Horizon (1992)

5. Ōmori Shōzō: The Realism of “Form qua Emptiness” (1993)

6. Nakamura Yūjirō: Common Sense and Place (1979)

7. Kimura Bin: Time as the Between (1982)

8. Hiromatsu Wataru: Articulation Forms of the World of Fact-things (1982)

9. Sakabe Megumi: Appearance and Copula (1973)

10. Karatani Kōjin: Architecture and Being (1979)

Part II: Essays

11. The Post-War Development of the Kyoto School and its Significance by Fujita Masakatsu

12. Some Glimpses of Japanese Feminist Philosophy in Terms of Reproduction and Motherhood by Naka Mao

13. Trends and Prospects in Japanese Philosophy after 1945: The Contemporary Philosophy of Hiromatsu Wataru from Marxist Philosophy to the Theory of Facial Expression by Uehara Mayuko

John W.M. Krummel is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Japanese Philosophy, Editor of Social Imaginaries and President of the International Association of Japanese Philosophy.

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