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By James W. Heisig

During this research, the information of Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji are offered either as a constant institution of idea in its personal correct and as a problem to the Western philosophical culture to open itself to the unique contribution of Japan.

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The Embodiment of understanding The Critique of faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 . 242 . 245 . 249 . 252 putting the Kyoto institution . . . . . . . . . . . . learning the Kyoto tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . Questions for international Philosophy . . . . . . . . . The come upon among Buddhism and Christianity Philosophy and faith, East and West . . . . . . . . . . . 259 . 261 . 263 . 267 . 269 Prospectus sixty seven sixty eight sixty nine 70 seventy one Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 vii Preface to the English version the belief of writing a booklet concerning the major ³gures of the Kyoto tuition has been behind my brain longer than I care to recollect. What stored it from relocating ahead, greater than anything, was once the expectancy that somebody quali³ed may quickly be taking the undertaking up and maybe even requesting counsel. As expectancies move, it was once no longer unreasonable. There are any variety of humans well matched to the duty, and there have been many others like me prepared to assist out the place lets. The years went on, and whereas the volume of specialised and extra narrowly targeted examine at the Kyoto university elevated, the problem of manufacturing a common assessment went unanswered either in Japan and in a foreign country. a couple of conditions then got here jointly that persuaded me to take the problem in hand myself. In 1999 we invited a tender student from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Raquel Bouso, to affix us on the Nanzan Institute for faith and tradition in Nagoya, Japan, to accomplish her Spanish translation of Nishitani Keiji’s faith and Nothingness. She got here followed via Professors Amador Vega and Victoria Cirlot, and the 4 people collaborated for 6 extreme weeks at the ³nal modifying and revision of the paintings, which used to be released later that 12 months. i used to be therefore provided a vacationing professorship at Pompeu Fabra, and the workers of the Nanzan Institute inspired me to simply accept the location, providing to take over my tasks for the yr. A beneficiant supply from the Itõ Scholarship beginning enabled me to buy the great choice of source fabrics had to adopt the paintings clear of Japan. This assortment has in view that been donated in its entirety to Pompeu Fabra, the place will probably be to be had to different students in Europe attracted to the Kyoto institution. So it occurred that I got here to Barcelona, the place excellent operating stipulations made it attainable for me to accomplish the booklet you presently have on your palms. regardless of the easy association of the chapters, and the fashion during which i've got offered them, i need to admit that the paintings of condensing the knowledge and ideas frequently acquired the higher of me. As i glance again over the implications, ix x Philosophers of Nothingness i will nonetheless see the tight pleats the place pages of writing were squeezed right into a unmarried paragraph, and the seams the place complete bolts of fabric have easily been minimize. For a basic viewers attracted to twentieth-century jap philosophy, it can be a good ³t; for the extra really good reader already acquainted with the topic, i'm afraid it might probably nonetheless be too unfastened.

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