Contemporary Japanese Philosophy: A Reader is an anthology of contemporary (post-war) Japanese philosophy showcasing a range of important philosophers and philosophical trends from 1945 to the present. This important and comprehensive volume introduces the reader to a variety of trends and schools of thought. The first part consists of selections and excerpts of writings from contemporary Japanese philosophers who have made original contributions to Japanese philosophy and promise contributions to world philosophy. Most of these selections appear in English for the first time. The second part consists of original essays written for this volume by scholars in Japanese philosophy on specific trends and tendencies of contemporary Japanese philosophy, such as feminist philosophy, the Kyoto School, and environmental philosophy, as well as future directions the field is likely to take. Ideal for classroom use, this is the ultimate resource for students and teachers of Japanese philosophy.
"Being..." and "doing..." / Maruyama Masao Consciousness and essence / Izutsu Toshihiko Toward an East-West dialogue / Yuasa Yasuo Horizon and the other side of the horizon / Ueda Shizuteru The realism of "form qua emptiness" / Ōmori Shōzō Common sense and place / Nakamura Yūjirō Time as the between / Kimura Bin Articulation forms of the world of fact-things / Hiromatsu Wataru Appearance and Copula / Sakabe Megumi Architecture and being / Karatani Kōjin The postwar development of the Kyoto school and its significance / Fujita Masakatsu Some glimpses of Japanese feminist philosophy in terms of reproduction and motherhood / Naka Mao Trends and prospects in Japanese philosophy after 1945 : the contemporary philosophy of Hiromatsu Wataru from Marxist philosophy to the theory of facial expression / Uehara Mayuko.