Political Philosophy in Japan

Political Philosophy in Japan

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Political Philosophy in Japan focuses on the politics of Japan's pre-eminent philosophical school - the Kyoto School - and particularly that of its founder, Nishida KitarAa (1870-1945). Existing literature on Nishida is dismissive of there being serious political content in his work, and of the political stance of the wider school. Goto-Jones contends that, far from being apolitical, Nishida's philosophy was explicitly and intentionally political, and that a proper political reading of Nishida sheds new light on the controversies surrounding the alleged complicity of the Kyoto School in Japanese ultra-nationalism. This book offers a unique and potentially controversial view of the subject of Nishida and the Kyoto School.Together with the supplemental essays submitted by most of the delegates, the transcripts of the round-table discussion were ... For example, Miyoshi Tatsuji was interested in poetry, Moroi SaburA¬ć was a musician and Tsumura Hideo was aanbsp;...

Title:Political Philosophy in Japan
Author: Christopher Goto-Jones
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-01-30

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