This article presents his work in a roughly chronological order. But even in this simple form it has drastic implications in perhaps unexpected ways. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. As mentioned earlier, the historical world lived by human beings, for example, is more concrete than the material world studied by physics since the historical, human world comprehends in a senses of the word the merely physical and can never be reduced to it.
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I might as well been reading it in the original Japanese. I felt it is definitely worthwhile, but I am not familiar enough with philosophy to fully comprehend Nishida. He takes the European philisophers and then changes them to fit the Eastern Philosophies.
Great segue into modern Japanese philosophy. Aug 23, Michael rated it really liked it I dont think I expected to like this book as much as I did. It was definitely a change of pace from the more polemical style of philosophy you get out of the western thinkers Nishida often name drops.
Hume, Hegel, Leibniz, Augustine, Christ, and even Goethe and Wilde among others figure throughout; though I get the sense he was most influenced by Spinoza and Hegel and possibly most in tension with Kant. Nishida writes clearly and in a straightforward manner that never assumes of the reader too much familiarity with the philosophers he mentions, making it an accessible read. Prejudicial view of science and adherence to concepts like human nature and essentialism in favor of religious sentiments is there to slap you on every page.
The amount of sheer nonsense I have read here is astounding for one of the greatest Japanese philosophers. Just one of the "perls of wisdom": "Some scholars Really bad.
Just one of the "perls of wisdom": "Some scholars think that certain simple, independent constituents - such as the atoms expounded by atomists are fundamental reality. Such constituents are abstract concepts formulated for the sake of explanation, and they cannot actually exist.
Somebody should tell the scientists. I have read Art and Morality by Nishida and that was a decent book, that was actually interesting and had a unique approach to the topics mentioned in the title, but this is
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