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D. A. Dilworth, V. H. Viglielmo & A. J. Zavala (eds.)
Sourcebook for Modern Japanese Philosophy

London 1998


Westport/Conn.: Greenwood, 1998.
448 pages
ISBN 0-313-27433-9
(Resources in Asian Philosophy and Religion 1)

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  This title contains previously unpublished essays in modern Japanese philosophy of the first generation. According to the editors, the first Japanese modernity was characterised by an intensive debate and wide discourse on Western philosophy. The life's work of Kitaro Nishida is exemplary for first Japanese attempts in modern Philosophy. The essays by Tanabe, Kuki, Watsuji, Miki, Tosaka and Nishitani – all members of the Kyoto school – add to the debate and provide further insights. Later generations of authors referred to the Kyoto school and saw themselves in direct or heretical succession. The volume mainly contains essays on political philosophy and philosophy of religion. Each of the works contains a brief introduction including biography, bibliography and historical background.

Wolfgang Tomaschitz, Vienna

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