The 22 selections include unabridged whole works, essays, or chapters of books. Also included is exhaustive bio-bibliographical information as well as editorial commentary. The sourcebook will be of interest to scholars, The selections show the intensely dialogic character of the philsophical writing of the Kyoto School of the early Showa period and are of particular interest as representing philosophical strains of a golden age of Japanese thought during the war years between and In the interstices of the thought of the seven authors, the reader will find a mine of commentary on, and assimilation of, the schools of Western thought and the world's religions, accompanied with the exception of the internationalist Tosaka Jun by very resilient affirmations of the strength of Asian traditions.
ISBN 13: 9780023658112
ISBN - Sourcebook in Asian Philosophy Direct Textbook
The object therefore of philosophy is the inner mental life geistige Leben , not merely this or that individual faculty in any partial direction, but man's spiritual life with all its rich and manifold energies. With respect to form and method: the philosophy of life sets out from a singte assumption- that of life, or in other words, of a consciousness to a certain degree awakened and manifoldly developed by experience -since it has for its object, and purposes to make known the entire consciousness and not merely a single phase of it. Now, such an end would be hindered rather than promoted by a highly elaborate or minutely exhaustive form and a painfully artificial method; and it is herein that the difference lies between a philosophy of life and the philosophy of the school Now, the distinction between the philosophy of life and the philosophy of the school will appear in very different lights according to the peculiarity of view which predominates in the several philosophical systems. That species of philosophy which revolves in the dialectical orbit of abstract ideas, according to its peculiar character presupposes and requires a well-practised talent of abstraction, perpetually ascending through higher grades to the very highest, and even then boldly venturing a step beyond. In short, as may be easily shown in the instance of modern German science, the being unintelligible is set up as a kind of essential characteristic of a true and truly scientific philosophy. In all such cases it is only the false light of some internal ignis fatuus that produces this illusion of the unintelligible, or rather of nonsense.
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Michiko Yusa, ed. This book is a valuable contribution to the rapidly growing field of Japanese philosophy. Overall, the scholarly apparatuses included make this volume an extraordinarily well-organized and helpful resource for those conducting scholarly explorations of Japanese philosophy.
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