Japanese Environmental Philosophy

Japanese Environmental Philosophy


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ISBN-13: 9780190456337
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 911,311
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

J. Baird Callicott is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy and author or editor of a score of books and author of dozens of journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and book chapters in environmental philosophy and ethics. Callicott has served the International Society for Environmental Ethics as President, Yale University as Bioethicist-in-Residence, and the National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center as Visiting Senior Research Scientist (funded by the National Science Foundation). His most recent book is Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic (Oxford University Press, 2013) and he is currently writing a textbook on Presocratic natural philosophy.

James McRae serves as Vice-Chair of the Faculty and Associate Professor of Asian Philosophy and Religion at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. His publications include the books Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought (with J. Baird Callicott, SUNY Press, 2014) and The Philosophy of Ang Lee (with Robert Arp and Adam Barkman, University Press of Kentucky, 2013).

Table of Contents


Foreword: Back to the Future? Carl B. Becker

Introduction J. Baird Callicott and James McRae

Section I: Nature in the Japanese Tradition of Thought
1. Thinking the Ambient: On the Possibility of Shizengaku (Naturing Science) Augustin Berque
2. Pure Land Ecology: Taking the Supernatural Seriously in Environmental Philosophy Leah Kalmanson
3. From Kyosei to Kyoei: Symbiotic Flourishing in Japanese Environmental Ethics James McRae

Section II: Human Nature and the Environment
4. Kukai and Dogen as Exemplars of Ecological Engagement Graham Parkes
5. Sensation, Betweenness, Rhythms: Watsuji's Environmental Philosophy and Ethics in Conversation with Heidegger INUTSUKA Yu
6. Climate Change as Existentialist Threat: Watsuji, Greimas, and the Nature of Opposites Steve Bein

Section III: Environmental Aesthetics
7. Whitehead's Perspectivism as a Basis for Environmental Ethics & Aesthetics:A Process View on the Japanese Concept of Nature Steve Odin
8. Japanese Gardens: The Art of Improving Nature Yuriko Saito
9. Kuki Shuzo and Platonism: Nature, Love, and Morality YAMAUCHI Tomosaburo

Section IV: Nature and Japanese Culture
10. Recollecting Local Narratives for the Land Ethic TOYODA Mitsuyo
11. Recognizing the Crucial Role of Culture in Japanese Environmental Philosophy Midori Kagawa-Fox
12. Kagura: Embodying Environmental Philosophy in the Japanese Performing Arts GODA Hiroko

Section V: Natural Disasters
1. Disaster Prevention as an Issue in Environmental Ethics TAKAHASHI Takao
2. Non-Dualism after Fukushima? Tracing Dogen's Teaching vis-à-vis Nuclear Disaster Masato Ishida
3. Planetary Philosophy and Social Consensus Building KUWAKO Toshio

Afterword J. Baird Callicott

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