Philosophers of Nothingness: An Essay on the Kyoto School

Philosophers of Nothingness: An Essay on the Kyoto School

by James W. Heisig

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University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the English Edition
1The Kyoto School3
2Japanese Philosophy as World Philosophy7
3The Background of Western Philosophy in Japan9
4Working Assumptions of the Kyoto Philosophers13
5The Matter of Language17
6The Study of the Kyoto School in the West21
7Arrangement of the Material23
Nishida Kitaro (1870-1945)
8Nishida's Life and Career29
9Nishida's Philosophical Style32
10An Adventure of Ideas36
11The Quest of the Absolute39
12The Absolute as Pure Experience42
13The Absolute as Will47
15Active Intuition, Knowing by Becoming53
16Art and Morality as Self-Expression56
17Absolute Nothingness61
18Identity and Opposition64
19The Historical World68
20The Logic of Locus72
21Subject, Predicate, and Universal75
22Self and Other79
23Love and Responsibility83
24Japanese Culture, World Culture86
25The Turn to Political Philosophy90
26Rudiments of a Political Philosophy95
27Religion, God, and Inverse Correlation99
Tanabe Hajime (1885-1962)
28Tanabe's Life and Career107
29Tanabe's Philosophical Style110
30Pure Experience, Objective Knowledge, Morality113
31Pure Relationship, Absolute Mediation116
32A Reinterpretation of Absolute Nothingness118
33The Origins of the Logic of the Specific122
34The Specific and the Sociocultural World125
35The Specific and the Nation130
36An Ambivalent Nationalism134
37Critiques of Tanabe's Nationalism139
38Critiques of Tanabe's Political Naivete143
39Response to the Criticisms146
41Philosophizing the Repentance154
42The Logic of Absolute Critique157
43Religious Act, Religious Witness162
44Self and Self-Awareness165
45A Synthesis of Religions171
46A Dialectics of Death175
Nishitani Keiji (1900-1990)
47Nishitani's Life and Career183
48Nishitani's Philosophical Style187
49A Starting Point in Nihilism191
50Elemental Subjectivity193
51A Philosophy for Nationalism195
52Historical Necessity200
53Moral Energy and All-Out War204
54Overcoming Modernity208
55The Religious Dimension of the Political211
56Overcoming Nihilism215
57From Nihilism to Emptiness217
58Emptiness as a Standpoint222
59Emptiness as the Homeground of Being224
60Ego and Self228
61Self, Other, and Ethics233
62Science and Nature238
63Time and History242
65The Embodiment of Awareness249
66The Critique of Religion252
67Placing the Kyoto School259
68Studying the Kyoto School261
69Questions for World Philosophy263
70The Encounter between Buddhism and Christianity267
71Philosophy and Religion, East and West269

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