Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

11-2012

Abstract

The aim of this anthology of seventeen essays, clearly set forth by the editors’ introduction, is “to promote dialogue between Western and Eastern philosophy, and more specifically between Continental philosophy and the Kyoto School” (p. 1). This venture is guided by the conviction that philosophy is ultimately “a quest for liberating wisdom” and not just an academic exercise (p. 15). This book comes as a timely response to today’s globalized environment, which is fast becoming one-dimensional, flat, and uniform, and in which human beings are unwittingly reduced to mere “numbers” for the profit of faceless corporations.

Publication Title

Journal of Asian Studies

Volume

71

Issue

4

First Page

1142

Last Page

1145

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021911812001507

Required Publisher's Statement

Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2012.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Philosophy, Japanese; Philosophy, Comparative; Continental philosophy

Subjects - Names (LCNAF)

Nishida, Kitarō, 1870-1945; Nishitani, Keiji, 1900-1990; Tanabe, Hajime, 1885-1962

Genre/Form

reviews (documents)

Type

Text

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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