Frontiers of Japanese Philosophy

Volume 1

James W. Heisig, ed.

Nagoya: Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture, 2006.. xii+313 pages.

Also available as an eBook

Thirteen scholars gather together to discuss current issues in Japanese philosophy, critically examine its ongoing dialogue with Western philosophy, and open new questions for future research.

… a concern with non-Western philosophy is not only important for broadening the current base of philosophical knowledge. Nor does it serve only, as we stated at the outset, to clarify where and how Western philosophy has been received. Engaging non-Western philosophy is a process of critical confrontation with one’s own philosophical questions, methods, and standards of rationality. It has an essential contribution to make in overcoming colonial attitudes and seecific context. Only then can the uncritical assumption that philosophy is an autonomous discipline be overcome.

from the Preface by Prof. Dominik Perler, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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.