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Review of: Japanese and Continental Philosophy: Conversations with the Kyoto School
Journal of Asian Studies
  • Michiko Yusa, Western Washington University
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
11-1-2012
Abstract

The aim of this anthology of seventeen essays, clearly set forth by the editors’ introduction, is “to promote dialogue between Western and Eastern philosophy, and more specifically between Continental philosophy and the Kyoto School” (p. 1). This venture is guided by the conviction that philosophy is ultimately “a quest for liberating wisdom” and not just an academic exercise (p. 15). This book comes as a timely response to today’s globalized environment, which is fast becoming one-dimensional, flat, and uniform, and in which human beings are unwittingly reduced to mere “numbers” for the profit of faceless corporations.

DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021911812001507
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Philosophy, Japanese; Philosophy, Comparative; Continental philosophy
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Nishida, Kitarō, 1870-1945; Nishitani, Keiji, 1900-1990; Tanabe, Hajime, 1885-1962
Genre/Form
reviews (documents)
Type
Text
Language
English
Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Michiko Yusa. "Review of: Japanese and Continental Philosophy: Conversations with the Kyoto School" Journal of Asian Studies Vol. 71 Iss. 4 (2012) p. 1142 - 1145
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michiko_yusa/1/