Kierkegaard And Japanese Thought by J. GilesKierkegaard And Japanese Thought by J. Giles

Kierkegaard And Japanese Thought

byJ. Giles

Hardcover | July 22, 2008

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Kierkegaard knew nothing of Japanese philosophy yet the links between his own ideas and Japanese philosophers are remarkable. The book examines Kierkegaard in terms of Shinto, Pure Land Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, the Samurai, the famous Kyoto school of Japanese philosophers, and in terms of pivotal Japanese thinkers who were influenced by Kierkegaard.
ADAM BUBEN Presidential Doctoral Fellow in the philosophy department, University of South Florida, USA ARCHIE GRAHAM Postdoctoral Researcher EIKO HANAOKA Professor Emeritus, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan MAKOTO MIZUTA Former Professor of Philosophy and Medical Ethics, Fukuoka Dental College, Japan KINYA MASUGATA President of the K...
Title:Kierkegaard And Japanese ThoughtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:July 22, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230552838

ISBN - 13:9780230552838

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Informative I picked this book up because I liked Kierkegaard and was curious to see how his ideas related to Eastern thought. There are a collection of essays that detail different aspects of Kierkegaard's thought (his existentialism, his religious thought, etc.) and how Japanese thinkers compare to Kierkegaard's views. Personally, I am fond of this book because it was through this that I learned about Kitaro Nishida, who has now become one of my favourite philosophers.
Date published: 2017-06-10

Table of Contents

Preface; J.Giles Introduction: Kierkegaard among the Temples of Kamakura; J.Giles A Short History of Kierkegaard's Reception in Japan; K.Masugata Japanese Pure Land Buddhism and Kierkegaard; H.Yamashita A Zen Understanding of Kierkegaard's Existential Thought; E.Nishimura To Practise One Thing: Kierkegaard through the Eyes of Dogen; J.Giles Aeterno Modo : The Expression of Integral Consciousness in Kierkegaard and Dogen; I.Mills Truth, Paradox, and Silence: Hakuin and Kierkegaard; A.Graham Living with Death: Kierkegaard and the Samurai; A.Buben Kierkegaard and Nishida: Ways to the Non-Substanitial; E.Hanaoka The Religious Thought of Nishida and Kierkegaard; S.Tsukiyama Kobayashi's Spirit of Unselfishness and Kierkegaard's Faith; M.Mizuta Mori and Kierkegaard: Experience and Existence; M.Morita Otani: A Kierkegaardian Fellow of the Dead; K.Masugata