Download or read book Religion and Nothingness PDF or another Format written by Keiji Nishitani and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1983-10-06 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Religion and Nothingness the leading representative of the Kyoto School of Philosophy lays the foundation of thought for a world in the making, for a world united beyond the differences of East and West. Keiji Nishitani notes the irreversible trend of Western civilization to nihilism, and singles out the conquest of nihilism as the task for contemporary philosophy. Nihility, or relative nothingness, can only be overcome by being radicalized to Emptiness, or absolute nothingness. Taking absolute nothingness as the fundamental notion in rational explanations of the Eastern experience of human life, Professor Nishitani examines the relevance of this notion for contemporary life, and in particular for Western philosophical theories and religious believes. Everywhere his basic intention remains the same: to direct our modern predicament to a resolution through this insight. The challenge that the thought of Keiji Nishitani presents to the West, as a modern version of an Eastern speculative tradition that is every bit as old and as variegated as our own, is one that brings into unity the principle of reality and the principle of salvation. In the process, one traditional Western idea after another comes under scrutiny: the dichotomy of faith and reason, of being and substance, the personal and transcendent notions of God, the exaggerated role given to the knowing ego, and even the Judeo-Christian view of history itself. Religion and Nothingness represents the major work of one of Japan's most powerful and committed philosophical minds.
Download or read book The Religious Philosophy of Nishitani Keiji PDF or another Format written by Taitetsu Unno and published by Jain Publishing Company. This book was released on 1989 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays by scholars, theologians, and students originating from a symposium held to discuss the religious philosophy of one of the great 20th century religious philosophers of Japan. The topics cover the meaning of emptiness in relation to God, science, ethics and history.
Download or read book Last Writings PDF or another Format written by Nishida Kitaro and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1993-06-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nishida KitarÃ´, Japan's premier modern philosopher, was born in 1870 and grew to intellectual maturity in the final decades of the Meiji period (1868â1912). He achieved recognition as Japan's leading establishment philosopher during his tenure as professor of philosophy at Kyoto University. After his retirement in 1927, and until his death in 1945, Nishida published a continuous stream of original essays that can best be described as intercivilizational, a meeting point of East and West. His final essay, "The Logic of the Place of Nothingness and the Religious Worldview," completed in the last few months before his death, is a summation of his philosophy of religion and has come to be regarded as the foundational text of the Kyoto school. It is one of the few places in his writings where Nishida draws openly and freely on East Asian Buddhist sources as analogs of his own ideas. Here Nishida argues for the existential primordiality of the religious consciousness against Kant, while also critically engaging the thought of such authors as Aristotle, the Christian Neo-Platonists, Spinoza, Fichte, Hegel, Barth, and Tillich. He makes it clear that he is also indebted to Pascal, Kierkegaard, and Dostoievsky as well as to NÃ¢gÃ¢rjuna, the Ch'an masters, Shinran, DÃ´gen, and other Buddhist thinkers. This book--a translation of the most seminal work of Nishida's career--also includes a translation of his "Last Writing" (Zeppitsu), written just two days before his death.
Download or read book Philosophers of Nothingness PDF or another Format written by James W. Heisig and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2001-05-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The past twenty years have seen the publication of numerous translations and commentaries on the principal philosophers of the Kyoto School, but so far no general overview and evaluation of their thought has been available, either in Japanese or in Western languages. James Heisig, a longstanding participant in these efforts, has filled that gap with Philosophers of Nothingness. In this extensive study, the ideas of Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji are presented both as a consistent school of thought in its own right and as a challenge to the Western philosophical tradition to open itself to the original contribution of Japan.
Download or read book Someone Or Nothing? PDF or another Format written by Russell H. Bowers and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 1995 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the context of globalization and pluralism, Christians and Buddhists have opened an instense dialogue. Their goals have progressed beyond seeking mutual understanding to seeking mutual transformation and a «unity beyond differences.» Unfortunately, in these discussions evangelical Christians have remained mute. Someone or Nothing? therefore attempts first to convince evangelicals of their need to listen and participate, and second to inject their concerns into the dialogue already underway. It does so by examining Religion and Nothingness, the opus magnum of the late dean of the Kyoto School of Philosophy. Keiji Nishitani's work is condensed and then compared with basic evangelical Christian beliefs. This comparison unearths difficulties in attaining the desired unity, as well as topics that future discussions might profitably address.
Download or read book Vital Missions Issues PDF or another Format written by RoyCheck B. Zuck and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2004-09-24 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Vital'...pertaining to life; essential; of critical importance. 'Missions'...specific tasks to which a person or group is charged. 'Issues'...a point or matter, the decision of which is of special or public importance. A dictionary can define the terms, but tackling the tough texts and difficult issues of world evangelism requires skillful study and balanced reflection upon the whole of Scripture. 'Vital Missions Issues: Examining Challenges and Changes in World Evangelism' draws upon the insights and study of numerous evangelical scholars and writers to address crucial issues in world missions. Some of the chapters included are: The Destiny of the World and the Work of Missions by Michael Pocock The Fate of Those Who Never Hear by Millard J. Erickson Missions in Cultural Perspective by George W. Peters Missions in a Religiously Pluralistic World by George W. Peters Paul's Corporate Evangelism in the Book of Acts by George W. Murray Church leaders, missionaries, and evangelists will appreciate the helpful scholarship of 'Vital Missions Issues'.
Download or read book The Kyoto School PDF or another Format written by Robert E. Carter and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2013-01-21 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An accessible discussion of the thought of key figures of the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy. This book provides a much-needed introduction to the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy. Robert E. Carter focuses on four influential Japanese philosophers: the three most important members of the Kyoto School (Nishida Kitarō, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji), and a fourth (Watsuji Tetsurō), who was, at most, an associate member of the school. Each of these thinkers wrestled systematically with the Eastern idea of “nothingness,” albeit from very different perspectives. Many Western scholars, students, and serious general readers are intrigued by this school of thought, which reflects Japan’s engagement with the West. A number of works by various thinkers associated with the Kyoto School are now available in English, but these works are often difficult to grasp for those not already well-versed in the philosophical and historical context. Carter’s book provides an accessible yet substantive introduction to the school andoffers an East-West dialogue that enriches our understanding of Japanese thought while also shedding light on our own assumptions, habits of thought, and prejudices.
Download or read book Someone Or Nothing? PDF or another Format written by Russell H. Bowers (Jr.) and published by . This book was released on 1994 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Gospel and Nothingness PDF or another Format written by Matthew Kruger and published by . This book was released on 2019-06-07 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Gospel and Nothingness is a work of Christian theology formed in dialogue with Zen Buddhist philosophy. Using the work of Nishida Kitaro and Nishitani Keiji as a philosophical foundation, this book argues for the centrality of nothingness in Christian life and thought. It accomplishes this end primarily through the interpretation of scripture, exploring passages throughout the Bible in their relation to apophasis, nihilism, emptiness, and meaninglessness. These interpretations are supported with reference to thinkers across the Christian tradition and beyond: from Aquinas, Athanasius, and Bonaventure, to Eckhart, Hemingway, and Wittgenstein, along with contemporary historical-critical scholarship and, finally, the instances where Nishida and Nishitani interpret the biblical text themselves. The first part of the book offers an introduction to the work of Nishida and Nishitani focused on two of their core notions, religion and nothingness. This section works to develop a philosophy of religion for the author, which is then explored in eight subsequent chapters examining concepts including meaning, love, merit, theodicy, creation, and our understanding of God.
Download or read book The Buddha-Christ as the Lord of the True Self PDF or another Format written by Fritz Buri and published by Mercer University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This translation of a 1982 volume published in Bern (Paul Haupt Verlag) by a Swiss theologian with a longstanding interest in dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity features an examination of the Kyoto school of Japanese philosophers who attempted to engage with both Christianity and secular Wes
Author : Jon Stewart
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2018-09-05
ISBN 10 : 9780192564931
Pages : 368 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (192 users)
Download or read book Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World PDF or another Format written by Jon Stewart and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, Hegel treats the religions of the world under the rubric "the determinate religion." This is a part of his corpus that has traditionally been neglected since scholars have struggled to understand what philosophical work it is supposed to do. In Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World, Jon Stewart argues that Hegel's rich analyses of Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Egyptian and Greek polytheism, and the Roman religion are not simply irrelevant historical material, as is often thought. Instead, they play a central role in Hegel's argument for what he regards as the truth of Christianity. Hegel believes that the different conceptions of the gods in the world religions are reflections of individual peoples at specific periods in history. These conceptions might at first glance appear random and chaotic, but there is, Hegel claims, a discernible logic in them. Simultaneously, a theory of mythology, history, and philosophical anthropology, Hegel's account of the world religions goes far beyond the field of philosophy of religion. The controversial issues surrounding his treatment of the non-European religions are still very much with us today and make his account of religion an issue of continued topicality in the academic landscape of the twenty-first century.
Download or read book Religious Humanism PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel PDF or another Format written by Peter Suares and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2010-10-28 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel: Nishida, Nishitani, and Tanabe Remake the Philosophy of Spirit is Peter Suares' in-depth analysis of the Kyoto School's integration of Western philosophical idealism with Japanese religious traditions. Suares traces the School's attempts to develop a doctrine of absolute nothingness using Hegel's dialectic of self-consciousness. Hegel's dialectic plays a formative role in the work of the three principal figures of the School—Nishida Kitaro, Nishitani Keiji, and Tanabe Hajime—yet many of its aspects are difficult to integrate with their neo-Buddhist outlook. Suares shows how this difficulty manifests itself in the ambivalence of the three philosophers toward Hegel: they are not only his adherents, but also his outspoken critics. Their criticism itself is no less problematic. The ostensibly Hegelian ideas denounced by Nishida, Nishitani, and Tanabe are often difficult to identify in his philosophy. On the other hand, many of their own theses, which they advance in express opposition to Hegel, are in fact quite compatible with his teachings. Given the pivotal importance of Hegel to the Kyoto School, Suares demonstrates how these misreadings signal a problem with the coherence of the School's broader worldview. The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel suggests how this problem could have been mitigated, making the School's philosophy of nothingness more effective than it is today.
Download or read book The Religious Philosophy of Nishitani Keiji PDF or another Format written by Taitetsu Unno and published by . This book was released on 2019-12-09 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ©2019 Chisokudō Publications The essays collected in this volume represent early responses to Nishitani Keiji's monumental Religion and Nothingness. Based on a symposium held at Smith and Amherst Colleges in 1984, scholars from the world of Buddhist studies, philosophy, theology, and ethics tackle the thought-provoking reflections contained in this book and their relevance for today's world. Also available as an Apple ibook.
Author : Stuart C. Brown
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2002
ISBN 10 : 0415286050
Pages : 947 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (286 users)
Download or read book Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-century Philosophers PDF or another Format written by Stuart C. Brown and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2002 with total page 947 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Dictionary provides detailed accounts of the lives, works, influences and receptions of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. Over 1000 entries give both biographical and bibliographical information.
Download or read book Empty Ethics PDF or another Format written by Katherine Anne Narraway and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Returning to Tillich PDF or another Format written by Russell Re Manning and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-12-04 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fifty years after his death in 1965 the essays in this collection return to Paul Tillich to investigate his theology and its legacy, with a focus on contemporary British scholarship. Originating in a conference held in Oxford in 2014, the book contains 16 original contributions from a mixture of junior and more established scholars, most of whom have a connection to Britain. The contributions are diverse, but four themes emerge throughout the volume. Several essays are concerning with a characterisation of Tillich's theology. In dialogue with recent emphases on the radical Tillich, some essays suggest a more conservative estimation of Tillich's theology, rooted in the Idealist and classical Christian platonic traditions, whilst in constant engagement with changing existential situations. Secondly, and perhaps reflecting the context of religious diversity and theories of religious pluralism in Britain, many essays engage Tillich's approach to non-Christian religions. Thirdly, some essays address the importance of existentialist philosophy for Tillich, notably via an engagement with Sartre. Finally, a number of essays take up the diagnostic potential of Tillich's theology as a resource for engaging contemporary challenges.