Kitaro Nishida, An Inquiry Into the Good. Trans, by Masao Abe and. Christopher Ives. New Haven: Yale University Press, , xxxiv and pages, with index. Nishida Kitarō was the most significant and influential Japanese . Starting with An Inquiry Into the Good, Nishida’s early work calls into. An Inquiry into the Good represented the foundation of Nishida’s philosophy— reflecting both his deep study of Zen Buddhism and his thorough analysis of.

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To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. Translated by Masao Abe and Christopher Ives. Black Cat Hill Books Published: Advanced search Search history. Lists with This Book. They are not the result but the telos of the one world forming its self-identity. Not content merely to expose such assumptions, however, Nishida formulated a novel ontology of experience kigaro self-awareness that would inho them logical necessity. In that sense his thought is systematic, while not forming a closed system.

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Yet he considered much of that work a distraction. One form calls for the self to recognize the absolute other in its own core to relate truly to the Thou or other relative selves. Get fast, free shipping inqyiry Amazon Prime. As in modern phenomenology, consciousness for Nishida means simply that which makes manifest or, to use a visual metaphor, that which illuminates.

An Inquiry Into the Good

What makes Biblio different? Another early model was the logic of universals that serve as predicates. If transcendence is involved, it is a going beyond by going within.

See all 6 reviews. La Fleur, University of Pennsylvania It seems to me that Nishida’s theory provides a powerful alternative to more hedonistic theories of human motivation and economics based on the principles of marginal utility and has the potential to reconcile the liberal ideals of individual liberty with what is usually referred to as the welfare state. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card.

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Pure experience launches the dynamic process of reality that differentiates into subjective and objective phenomena on their way to a higher unity, god the recapture of our unitary foundation is what Nishida means by the Good.

He has in mind the individuation of all phenomena but kitago with the prototype of individuality, the self-aware human person, who is more concretely an individual than other single living beings, not to speak of individuated atoms or particles at the most abstract level. Similar challenges face us in the twenty-first century not only in a world of continuing imperialism and contesting nations with different religious and cultural traditions but also in single nations of multicultural composition.

That world of creative activity anticipates what Nishida eventually considered the ultimate topos that defies description, predication, or determination by something beyond or different from it. Viglielmo, Takeuchi Toshinori and Jitaro S. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Nishida would deny that his position is a kind of idealism, either subjective or transcendental, because no subjective mind, human or divine, is the origin of what is taken as reality, and no personified or nihida spirit is its beginning or end.

He developed his signature theory of place basho in the mid s, and continued to elaborate it after he became professor emeritus and moved to Kamakura in Nishida concentrated iinto the philosophical books that made their way into Japan and for the next decade wrote numerous essays that reworked ideas from the Neo-Kantians, Royce, Bergson, Hermann Lotze and, to a lesser extent, Husserl. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Please try again later.

Krysten rated it really liked it Oct 03, Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: Open access to the SEP is made possible by a world-wide funding initiative. Want to Read saving…. He develops this proposal in Problems of Consciousness and Art and Morality After his first major book, An Inquiry into the GoodNishida came to explain this differentiating development not in terms of a temporal process but as the self-reflective or self-mirroring structure of a whole.


Davis and Brian Schroeder eds. This work premiered Japanese philosophy as modern but has also shown unusual staying power. The first is defined by an overwhelming conviction that concrete reality is at base unitary and can be articulated from the standpoint of consciousness. Nishida later said his first attempts, formulated from the standpoint of consciousness, invited the charges of psychologism Nishidaxxxiand mysticism Nishidaxxiiiand so he abandoned the language of pure experience and absolute will.

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Not as in-depth as I had thought it would be given the reviews. An Inquiry into the Good represented the foundation of Nishida’s philosophy-reflecting both his deep study of Zen Buddhism and his thorough analysis of Western philosophy-and established its author as the foremost Japanese philosopher of this century. Zen teaches you to live with contradictions.

This was probably the hardest book I have ever read. Schopenhauer looms large here. This sort of allusion is anecdotal.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Whatever was in nishia air in the first decade of the 20th C. Religion, Culture, and Nations 7. For example, we might ordinarily conceive of the artist as a pre-given entity who views, is inspired by, and utilizes pre-given things in the world around her as she then goes about making her work.