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Contemporary Japanese Philosophy

Contemporary Japanese Philosophy

A Reader

Edited by John W. M. Krummel

Publication Date: Sep 2019

Pages 288

Hardback 9781786600844
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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.
Introduction / Part I: Selected Texts / 1. ‘To Be’ and ‘To Do’ (1958), Maruyama Masao (1914-1996) / 2. Marginal Art (1960), Tsurumi Shunsuke (1922-2015) / 3. Consciousness and Essence (1983), Izutsu Toshihiko (1914-1993) / 4. Toward an East-West Dialogue (1991), Yuasa Yasuo (1925-2005) / 5. Horizon and Beyond Horizon (1992), Ueda Shizuteru (1926-) / 6. The Realism of ‘Form qua Emptiness’ (1993), Ōmori Shōzō (1921-) / 7. Common Sense and Place (1979), Nakamura Yūjirō (1925-) / 8. Time as the Between (1982), Kimura Bin (1931-) / 9. Forms of the Articulation of the World of Things (1982), Hiromatsu Wataru (1933-1994) / 10. Appearance and Copula (1973), Sakabe Megumi (1936-2009) / 11. The Will to Architecture (1979), Karatani Kōjin (1941-) / Part II: Selected Essays / 12. The Contemporary Situation of Kyoto School Philosophy, Fujita Masakatsu / 13. Environmental Philosophy in Contemporary Japan, Kazashi Nobuo / 14. Feminist Philosophy/Philosophy of Gender in Contemporary Japan, Naka Mao / 15. Contemporary Japanese Philosophy: Trends and Prospects, Uehara Mayuko / Further Reading / Index
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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