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With Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook, readers of English can now access in a single volume the richness and diversity of Japanese philosophy as it has developed throughout history. Leading scholars in the field have translated selections from the writings of more than a hundred philosophical thinkers from all eras and schools of thought, many of them available in EnglishWith Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook, readers of English can now access in a single volume the richness and diversity of Japanese philosophy as it has developed throughout history. Leading scholars in the field have translated selections from the writings of more than a hundred philosophical thinkers from all eras and schools of thought, many of them available in English for the first time.The Sourcebook editors have set out to represent the entire Japanese philosophical tradition--not only the broad spectrum of academic philosophy dating from the introduction of Western philosophy in the latter part of the nineteenth century, but also the philosophical ideas of major Japanese traditions of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto. The philosophical significance of each tradition is laid out in an extensive overview, and each selection is accompanied by a brief biographical sketch of its author and helpful information on placing the work in its proper context. The bulk of the supporting material, which comprises nearly a quarter of the volume, is given to original interpretive essays on topics not explicitly covered in other chapters: cultural identity, samurai thought, women philosophers, aesthetics, bioethics.An introductory chapter provides a historical overview of Japanese philosophy and a discussion of the Japanese debate over defining the idea of philosophy, both of which help explain the rationale behind the design of the Sourcebook. An exhaustive glossary of technical terminology, a chronology of authors, and a thematic index are appended. Specialists will find information related to original sources and sinographs for Japanese names and terms in a comprehensive bibliography and general index.Handsomely presented and clearly organized for ease of use, Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook will be a cornerstone in Japanese studies for decades to come. It will be an essential reference for anyone interested in traditional or contemporary Japanese culture and the way it has shaped and been shaped by its great thinkers over the centuries....

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ISBN : 9780824836184
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Number of Pages : 1341 Pages
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Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook Reviews

  • Rein
    2019-01-10 09:41

    This book is a must-have for any serious student of Japanese Studies, who wishes to understand not only what has happened, but also why. And why not for all serious students of philosophy. Years of work by a large number of leading specialists have finally brought to us a collection of translations and introductory essays that reach from the earliest manifestations of philosophical thought in Japan to the 20th century, carefully interrelating all periods and strands of thought. It is not a book to read through from the beginning to the end, but one to keep on your desk and come back to once in a while. An achievement not likely to be surpassed during our lifetimes.

  • RUSA CODES
    2018-12-30 01:42

    Winner of the 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources Award.For the complete list of 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources please go to the RUSA Awards page.

  • Kim
    2019-01-10 07:32

    Overall: very succinct for each chapter but with massive collection of informationThings I liked:- collection of works; not from one essay but puts different writings/works of the scholar or certain philosophical concept- very readable and understandable despite being a humongous sourcebook; very intriguing in my bookReason I read this book:- I read this book for an upcoming essay I have to write about Japanese animation film: Isao Takahata's "Only Yesterday" (1991)- Never expected this book to be useful, very relevant AND personally interesting

  • Ruben
    2019-01-11 03:25

    Amazing!! Not just about philosophy but about life!!