Much Ado about Nothingness

Essays on Nishida and Tanabe

James W. Heisig

Nagoya: Chisokudō Publications, 2015. vi+451 pages.

Studies in Japanese Philosophy 3

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Much Ado About Nothingness brings together 14 essays on Nishida Kitaro and Tanabe Hajime by one of the leading scholars of twentieth-century Japanese philosophy.
    With Nishida’s “logic of place” and Tanabe’s “logic of the specific” providing a continuity to the whole, the author writes from a conviction that “the overriding challenge for those doing philosophy in the key of the Kyoto School, with their sights set squarely on self-awareness like Nishida and Tanabe before them, is to turn its attention to the wider world….”

    The Table of Contents and Preface may be downloaded here.

    About the author.