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Place and Dialectic: Two Essays by Nishida Kitaro

John W.M. Krummel and Shigenori Nagatomo

Abstract

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 to Nishida’s thought, extensive notes to the text, bibliography, and glossary of Japanese terms. The introduction discusses the significance of Nishida as a thinker and the key components of his philosophy as a whole, and contextualizes the essays within the unfolding of his oeuvre. “Basho” (1926/27) provides the first systematic articulation of Nishida’s philosophy of “place.” In “Logic and Life” ( ... More

Keywords: Kyoto school of philosophy, basho, logic, Nishida, place, Japanese philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199841172
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841172.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John W.M. Krummel, translator
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Shigenori Nagatomo, translator
Temple University