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The Journal of Japanese Philosophy, Vol. #1, Issue #1
The Journal of Japanese Philosophy, Vol. #1, Issue #1 (5/2013)


 
 
The Kyoto School
The Kyoto School (January 2013)
An Introduction
Robert E. Carter - Author
Thomas P. Kasulis - Foreword by

An accessible discussion of the thought of key figures of the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy.

This book provides a much-needed introduction to the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy. Robert E. Carter focuses on four influential Japanese philosophers: the three most important members of the Kyoto School (Nishida Kitaroµ, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji), and a fourth (Watsuji Tetsuroµ), ...(Read More)
 
 
Valuing Diversity
Valuing Diversity (December 2012)
Buddhist Reflection on Realizing a More Equitable Global Future
Peter D. Hershock - Author

Uses Buddhist philosophy to discuss diversity as a value, one that can contribute to equity in a globalizing world.

Diversity matters. Whether in the context of ecosystems, education, the workplace, or politics, diversity is now recognized as a fact and as something to be positively affirmed. But what is the value of diversity? What explains its increasing significance? Valuing Diversity is a groundbrea...(Read More)
 
 
Ironies of Oneness and Difference
Ironies of Oneness and Difference (September 2012)
Coherence in Early Chinese Thought; Prolegomena to the Study of Li
Brook Ziporyn - Author

Explores the development of Chinese thought, highlighting its concern with questions of coherence.

Providing a bracing expansion of horizons, this book displays the unsuspected range of human thinking on the most basic categories of experience. The way in which early Chinese thinkers approached concepts such as one and many, sameness and difference, self and other, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Reason Unbound
Reason Unbound (August 2011)
On Spiritual Practice in Islamic Peripatetic Philosophy
Mohammad Azadpur - Author


A critique of the modern receptions of Islamic Peripatetic philosophy and a validation of the importance of Islamic philosophy for modern philosophy.

This intriguing work offers a new perspective on Islamic Peripatetic philosophy, critiquing modern receptions of such thought and highlighting the contribution it can make to contemporary Western philosophy. Mohammad Azadpur focuses on the thou...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry
Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry (November 2010)
Envisioning a Future for the Philosophy of Religion
Wesley J. Wildman - Author

Argues that philosophy, as multidisciplinary comparative inquiry, is essential to the contemporary academic study of religion.

What can philosophy contribute to the study of religion? This book argues that the study of religion needs philosophy in the form of multidisciplinary comparative inquiry. Contradicting the current tendency to regard philosophical reflection and the academic study of religion ...(Read More)
 
 
Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously
Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously (October 2010)
Contemporary Theories and Applications
Kam-por Yu - Editor
Julia Tao - Editor
Philip J. Ivanhoe - Editor

A consideration of Confucian ethics as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance.

This thought-provoking work presents Confucianism as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance. While acknowledged as one of the world’s most influential philosophies, Confucianism’s significance is too often consigned to a historical or solely East Asian context. Discussing both the strengths ...(Read More)
 
 
What Is Enlightenment
What Is Enlightenment (July 2010)
Can China Answer Kant's Question?
Wei Zhang - Author

A cross-cultural work that reinvigorates the consideration of enlightenment.

What is enlightenment? Wei Zhang brings together the fabled consideration of enlightenment by Kant, his contemporaries, and modern respondents such as Habermas and Foucault with the question “What is Chinese enlightenment?” Kant and his peers began a discussion of the notion of enlightenment in the pages of the Berlini...(Read More)
 
 
Methodologies of Comparative Philosophy
Methodologies of Comparative Philosophy (October 2009)
The Pragmatist and Process Traditions
Robert W. Smid - Author

A much-needed consideration of methodology in comparative philosophy.

What is comparative philosophy? This question is ultimately a methodological one according to this much-needed book. The cultivation of area studies in diverse traditions has opened up opportunities for cross-cultural understanding that have rarely existed before, and comparative philosophy is a rapidly emerging area of inquiry. Yet, surprisingly...(Read More)
 
 
The End of Comparative Philosophy and the Task of Comparative Thinking
The End of Comparative Philosophy and the Task of Comparative Thinking (September 2009)
Heidegger, Derrida, and Daoism
Steven Burik - Author

A work of and about comparative philosophy that stresses the importance of language in intercultural endeavors.

How do differences in language influence comparative philosophy? Although the Orientalism famously described by Edward Said is rare today, Steven Burik maintains that comparative philosophy often subtly privileges one tradition over another since certain conceptual schemes are so embedded in Western lang...(Read More)
 
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