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Philosophers of Nothingness: An Essay on the Kyoto School
 9780824863944

Table of contents :
Contents
Preface to the English Edition
Orientation
1.the kyoto school
2. japanese philosophy as world philosophy
3 .The Background of Western Philosophy in Japan
4 .Working Assumptions of the Kyoto Philosophers
5. The Matter of Language
6 .The Study of the Kyoto School in the West
7. Arrangement of the Material
Nishida Kitarõ (1870–1945)
8. Nishida’s Life and Career
9 .Nishida’s Philosophical Style
10. An Adventure of Ideas
11 .The Quest of the Absolute
12. The Absolute as Pure Experience
13. The Absolute as Will
14 .Self-Awareness
15. Active Intuition, Knowing by Becoming
16 .Art and Morality as Self-Expression
17. Absolute Nothingness
18. Identity and Opposition
19 .The Historical World
20 .The Logic of Locus
21. Subject, Predicate, and Universal
22 .Self and Other
23. Love and Responsibility
24. Japanese Culture, World Culture
25 .The Turn to Political Philosophy
26. Rudiments of a Political Philosophy
27. Religion, God, and Inverse Correlation
Tanabe Hajime. (1885–1962)
28. Tanabe’s Life and Career
29. Tanabe’s Philosophical Style
30. Pure Experience, Objective Knowledge, Morality
31 .Pure Relationship, Absolute Mediation
32 .A Reinterpretation of Absolute Nothingness
33 .The Origins of the Logic of the Specific
34. The Specific and the Sociocultural World
35 .The Specific and the Nation
36. An Ambivalent Nationalism
37 .Critiques of Tanabe’s Nationalism
38. Critiques of Tanabe’s Political Naïveté
39 .Response to the Criticisms
40. Repentance
41 .Philosophizing the Repentance
42 .The Logic of Absolute Critique
43 .Religious Act, Religious Witness
44. Self and Self-Awareness
45. A Synthesis of Religions
46. A Dialectics of Death
Nishitani Keiji (1900–1990)
47 .Nishitani’s Life and Career
48. Nishitani’s Philosophical Style
49. A Starting Point in Nihilism
50 .Elemental Subjectivity
51. A Philosophy for Nationalism
52. Historical Necessity
53 .Moral Energy and All-Out War
54. Overcoming Modernity
55. The Religious Dimension of the Political
56. Overcoming Nihilism
57. From Nihilism to Emptiness
58. Emptiness as a Standpoint
59. Emptiness as the Homeground of Being
60 .Ego and Self
61. Self, Other, and Ethics
62. Science and Nature
63. Time and History
64. God
65. The Embodiment of Awareness
66. The Critique of Religion
Prospectus
67 .Placing the Kyoto School
68. Studying the Kyoto School
69 .Questions for World Philosophy
70. The Encounter between Buddhism and Christianity
71. Philosophy and Religion, East and West
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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