Political Philosophy in Japan

Political Philosophy in Japan Nishida, the Kyoto School and Co-Prosperity - Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern East Asian Politics, History and Media

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Synopsis

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 information

ISBN: 9781134308590
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
Edition: 1st edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: -1g
Height: 235mm
Width: 159mm