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Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

Paul B. Watt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856328
eISBN:
9780824869038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856328.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The True Pure Land sect of Japanese Buddhism, or Shin Buddhism, grew out of the teachings of Shinran (1173–1262), a Tendai-trained monk. Shinran held that even those unable to fulfill the ... More


Place and Dialectic: Two Essays by Nishida Kitaro

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841172
eISBN:
9780199919543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841172.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book consists of two significant essays by Nishida Kitarō, the founder of the Kyoto school of modern Japanese philosophy, “Basho” and “Logic and Life,” together with a substantial introduction ... More


Socio-Cognitive Spaces of Innovation and Meaning Creation

Ilkka Tuomi

in Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the Internet

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269051
eISBN:
9780191699337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269051.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Innovation

This chapter returns to the topic of communities. It discusses several alternative theoretical traditions that have described the social basis of meaning, knowing, and knowledge creation. It starts ... More


Cultural Thought, Expressing the Self, and Image-Building

Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090972
eISBN:
9789882207721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter investigates and hypothesizes the productive spirit of anime as a whole in relation to the underlying native philosophical inclinations and cultural thought. It examines the country's ... More


Kannon’s Enduring Embrace

G. Clinton Godart

in Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858513
eISBN:
9780824873639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858513.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Postwar Japan saw a remarkable popularity and influence of non-selectionist theories of evolution. This can be seen most noteably in the works of Imanishi Kinji, postwar Japan’s most well-known and ... More


The Subject of Change

Stephen Dodd

in The Youth of Things: Life and Death in the Age of Kajii Motojiro

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838409
eISBN:
9780824869670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838409.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how Kajii Motojirō's anxiety concerning personal mortality pushed him to imagine forms of identity that took into account shifting and unstable subjectivities. It considers the ... More


The Ordinary as Sublime in CaveLl, Zen, and NiShida: Cavell's Philosophy of Education in East-West Perspective

Steve Odin

in Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823234738
eISBN:
9780823240753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234738.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter Steve Odin sheds light from a different angle on Emersonian moral perfectionism, here with a particular focus on the idea of the ordinary. In Odin's discussion, the ordinary is the ... More


The Negative Origins of Postwar Thought

Adam Bronson

in One Hundred Million Philosophers: Science of Thought and the Culture of Democracy in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855338
eISBN:
9780824869120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855338.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

After the war, postwar intellectuals forged a negative image of the prewar and wartime years, centered on the elite culture of Imperial Higher Schools, which many of them had attended. During the ... More


Value, Exchange, and Beyond: Betweenness as Starting Point

Meera Sushila Viswanathan

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the concept of value in relation to human interaction and exchange. It first considers the linguistic and cultural etymology of the term “value” before turning to the ... More


Dialetheism in the Work of Nishida Kitarō

Yasuo Deguchi and Naoya Fujikawa

in What Can't be Said: Paradox and Contradiction in East Asian Thought

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197526187
eISBN:
9780197526217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526187.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter shows that the 20th-century Kyoto School philosopher Nishida Kitarō was committed to dialetheism. We show that he argues both that the subject must be knowable as an object and that it ... More


The Kyoto School

James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds)

in Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835521
eISBN:
9780824870270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835521.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This section provides an overview of the Kyoto School and its philosophical significance. Kyoto School thought most closely resembles what is termed “speculative philosophy” in the West. Unlike ... More


The Epistemology of Space in The Tale of Genji

Wiebke Denecke

in Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190654979
eISBN:
9780190655013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654979.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although The Tale of Genji is today the quintessentially Japanese national classic, its engagement with China shapes the tale on virtually every page. This essay argues that Murasaki Shikibu was ... More


Nothingness and the Ground of Reality: Heidegger and Nishida

Graham Priest

in Non-Being: New Essays on the Metaphysics of Nonexistence

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198846222
eISBN:
9780191881381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846222.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this paper Priest argues that everything (the totality of all objects) and nothing (the absence of all objects) are perfectly good objects. Each can be defined as a certain mereological sum ... More


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