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Political Philosophy in Japan : Nishida, the Kyoto School and Co-Prosperity.

By: Series: Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern East Asian Politics, History and Media SerPublisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2005Copyright date: ©2004Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (225 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780203420294
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Political Philosophy in Japan : Nishida, the Kyoto School and Co-ProsperityDDC classification:
  • 320.092
LOC classification:
  • B5244.N554 -- G67 2005eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Conventions -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The existing locations of Nishida and the Kyoto School -- Structure and sources -- 1 Theorizing dissent -- The responsibilities of intellectuals (in Japan) -- Language and political sleight-of-hand -- Towards the (in)effectual intellectual -- 2 The politics of harmony and awakening -- Politics before 'philosophy' in Japan -- Valuing harmony -- Valuing awakening -- The politics of self-cultivation and hierarchy -- The Shintō problem -- Problems of international relations -- The site of political thought in early-twentieth-century Japan -- 3 The early Nishida and the place of Japanese political philosophy -- The politics of Zen no kenkyū -- The Nishida of Zen no kenkyū, 1870-1911 -- Nishida's politics before 1911 -- Structuring Zen no kenkyū -- Pure experience and personality -- Zen no kenkyū as political criticism -- Intuitive ethics -- Heteronomous theories -- Autonomous theories: 1-rationalism -- Autonomous theories: 2-hedonism -- Unity of personality and satisfaction (manzoku) as the good -- Zen no kenkyū and international relations -- Utopianism or naïveté-the early Nishida and the role of philosophy -- 4 (Re)locating the later Nishida -- Nishida's politics in Kyoto -- Orthodox dialogues: Nishida and Kokutai no hongi -- Kokutai no hongi -- Rediscovering the political dialogue: commentary, critique and Kokutai no hongi -- Intra-kokutai relations -- Inter-kokutai relations -- Towards a universal particularism -- 5 Nishida's shadow -- Nishitani Keiji and Tanabe Hajime-The Kyoto 'Loyalists'10 -- Miki and Tosaka-The Kyoto 'Rebels' -- Japan and the standpoint of world history -- Sekaishiteki tachiba to Nihon43 -- Overcoming modernity: the debate on the debate -- The Japan Romantic School-Nihon rōmanha.
Kindai no chōkoku -- On the nature of modernity83 -- On the nature of history89 -- On the nature of war95 -- Conclusion -- Losing the battle: Nishida as an ineffective, dissident intellectual -- Continuing the war: Nishida as a Japanese political philosopher -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Political Philosophy in Japan focuses on the politics of Japan's pre-eminent philosophical school - the Kyoto School - and particularly that of its founder, Nishida Kitarô (1870-1945). Existing literature on Nishida is dismissive of there being serious political content in his work, and of the political stance of the wider school. Goto-Jones contends that, far from being apolitical, Nishida's philosophy was explicitly and intentionally political, and that a proper political reading of Nishida sheds new light on the controversies surrounding the alleged complicity of the Kyoto School in Japanese ultra-nationalism. This book offers a unique and potentially controversial view of the subject of Nishida and the Kyoto School.
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Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Conventions -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The existing locations of Nishida and the Kyoto School -- Structure and sources -- 1 Theorizing dissent -- The responsibilities of intellectuals (in Japan) -- Language and political sleight-of-hand -- Towards the (in)effectual intellectual -- 2 The politics of harmony and awakening -- Politics before 'philosophy' in Japan -- Valuing harmony -- Valuing awakening -- The politics of self-cultivation and hierarchy -- The Shintō problem -- Problems of international relations -- The site of political thought in early-twentieth-century Japan -- 3 The early Nishida and the place of Japanese political philosophy -- The politics of Zen no kenkyū -- The Nishida of Zen no kenkyū, 1870-1911 -- Nishida's politics before 1911 -- Structuring Zen no kenkyū -- Pure experience and personality -- Zen no kenkyū as political criticism -- Intuitive ethics -- Heteronomous theories -- Autonomous theories: 1-rationalism -- Autonomous theories: 2-hedonism -- Unity of personality and satisfaction (manzoku) as the good -- Zen no kenkyū and international relations -- Utopianism or naïveté-the early Nishida and the role of philosophy -- 4 (Re)locating the later Nishida -- Nishida's politics in Kyoto -- Orthodox dialogues: Nishida and Kokutai no hongi -- Kokutai no hongi -- Rediscovering the political dialogue: commentary, critique and Kokutai no hongi -- Intra-kokutai relations -- Inter-kokutai relations -- Towards a universal particularism -- 5 Nishida's shadow -- Nishitani Keiji and Tanabe Hajime-The Kyoto 'Loyalists'10 -- Miki and Tosaka-The Kyoto 'Rebels' -- Japan and the standpoint of world history -- Sekaishiteki tachiba to Nihon43 -- Overcoming modernity: the debate on the debate -- The Japan Romantic School-Nihon rōmanha.

Kindai no chōkoku -- On the nature of modernity83 -- On the nature of history89 -- On the nature of war95 -- Conclusion -- Losing the battle: Nishida as an ineffective, dissident intellectual -- Continuing the war: Nishida as a Japanese political philosopher -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Political Philosophy in Japan focuses on the politics of Japan's pre-eminent philosophical school - the Kyoto School - and particularly that of its founder, Nishida Kitarô (1870-1945). Existing literature on Nishida is dismissive of there being serious political content in his work, and of the political stance of the wider school. Goto-Jones contends that, far from being apolitical, Nishida's philosophy was explicitly and intentionally political, and that a proper political reading of Nishida sheds new light on the controversies surrounding the alleged complicity of the Kyoto School in Japanese ultra-nationalism. This book offers a unique and potentially controversial view of the subject of Nishida and the Kyoto School.

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