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Kitaro Nishida, An Inquiry Into the Good. Trans, by Masao Abe and. Christopher Ives. New Haven: Yale University Press, , xxxiv and pages, with index. Nishida Kitarō was the most significant and influential Japanese . Starting with An Inquiry Into the Good, Nishida’s early work calls into. An Inquiry into the Good represented the foundation of Nishida’s philosophy— reflecting both his deep study of Zen Buddhism and his thorough analysis of.

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This could have interesting implications for our current political situation in the United States.

His logic of place offered an alternative to the logic of substances presupposed in much traditional metaphysics. This book still lends itself to misinterpretation in that regard.

Theory of the Historical World It is clear that Nishida proposed inuqiry various topoi not as static contexts terminating in an ultimate genus, but rather as a dynamic process of contextualization or world-formation.

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Culture, Politics, and Society. I highly recommend this book to anyone willing to run a mental marathon! Frontiers in Japanese Philosophy. I felt it is definitely worthwhile, but I am not familiar enough with philosophy to fully comprehend Nishida.


Share your thoughts with other customers. In the second section I will attempt to make a case for also reading Nishida’s later works in addition to this work. For Nishida, if there are no parts outside a whole, its evident differentiation must be explained. Check the index at the end to see which philosophers are nishiea discussed.

Scientific experimentation also provides an example of enactive intuition insofar as experiments require the performance th a body acting and understanding through instruments NKZ VIII, Showing of 6 reviews. How can pure experience develop into reflective thought that would seem to interrupt and interpret it from an external vantage point?

Manuel Paradela rated it liked it Nov 27, The problem appears in attempts to define consciousness in a non-circular way. Inot perseverance through turmoil explains perhaps some of the intensity of his writing.

Nishida Kitarō

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This peculiar kind of relation implies that God and the relative self are inseparable but asymmetrically co-dependent.

Such constituents are abstract concepts formulated for the sake of explanation, and they cannot intp exist. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As a heuristic approach to a summary of his thought, we may broadly distinguish three stages. Zen teaches you to live with contradictions. The Descent into Happiness: A Haiku Review rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Black Cat Hill Books Published: Nishida himself summarizes the shortcomings of his first book in his preface, “As I look at kitsro now, the standpoint of this book is that of consciousness, which might be thought of as a kind of psychologism.


In what Nishida alternatively called the logic of objects or subjective logic, objects of consciousness are made the grammatical subject of propositions or judgments, and kitato specified by predicating properties of the subject.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Nishida, on the other hand, argues that thinking itself a part of the phenomenal world does not possess any inherent ability to transcend the phenomenal world and reveal noumenal reality as it is “in gold. As mentioned earlier, the historical world lived by human beings, for example, is more concrete than the material world studied by physics since the historical, human world comprehends in both senses of the word the merely physical and can never be reduced to it.

Publications Orientalistes de France. This book is unsuccessful attempt at combining mainly German Idealism, James’ pragmatism and Zen Buddhism.