Classical Japanese Philosophy

Frontiers of Japanese Philosophy 7

James W. Heisig Rein Raud, eds.

Nagoya: Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture, 2010.. vi+355 pages.

Also available as an eBook
The story of modern philosophy’s arrival in Japan cannot be told without taking into account the broader intellectual history with which it blended to produce the broad spectrum of philosophical thought we find today. Moreover, it was precisely in the context of the encounter with western thought that many classical Japanese thinkers were rediscovered and their heritage reconsidered. In this volume, fifteen scholars from ten countries look take up these questions in the attempt to make the influence, development, varieties of interpretation, and philosophical content of Japanese thought more accessible to western readers.

The Table of Contents and Introduction are available for downloading.

Individual essays may also be downloaded free of charge from the cumulative list of essays on Japanese Philosophy.

James W.HEISIG is a permanent research fellow at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture in Nagoya, Japan.

Rein RAUD is Professor of Asian and Cultural Studies, and Rector of Tallinn University, Estonia.