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Author Yusa, Michiko.

Title Zen & philosophy : An intellectual biography of Nishida Kitarō / Michiko Yusa.

Published Honolulu, HI : University of Hawai'i Press, 2002.

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 UniM Bail  181.12 KITA/ YUSA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxvi, 482 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Childhood: "White Sand, Green Pine Needles" (1870-1886) 5 -- 2. Mathematics or Philosophy? (1886-1891) 16 -- 3. Imperial University (1891-1894) 30 -- Limited Status Program at the College of Humanities at the Imperial University around 1891-1892 41 -- 4. Existential Impasse and Zen Practice (1894-1899) 45 -- 5. Toward Kensho: An Inner Journey (1899-1904) 59 -- Nishida's Letter to D. T. Suzuki concerning Zen Practice 73 -- 6. Birth of a Philosopher (1904-1907) 76 -- In Memory of My Deceased Child 90 -- 7. Pure Experience and On Religion (1908-1909) 96 -- 8. Gakushuin in Tokyo: A Year of Transition (1909-1910) 103 -- On Lafcadio Hearn 113 -- 9. Kyoto Imperial University: Early Years (1910-1912) 117 -- 10. Consolidation of the Philosophy Department (1913-1917) 135 -- 11. Correspondence with Tanabe Hajime (1913-1917) 151 -- 12. Calm before the Storm (1917-1919) 161 -- 13. Sorrows of Life and Philosophy (1919-1922) 171 -- 14. Nishida-Einstein Connection (1920-1922) 185 -- 15. An Inner Struggle and a Breakthrough (1923-1925) 188 -- 16. Logic of the Topos (1924-1926) 202 -- 17. Retirement (1926-1929) 210 -- A Retirement Speech of a Professor 224 -- 18. Formation of the Kyoto School of Philosophy (1929-1932) 227 -- 19. Remarriage and Nishida's View of Women (1927-1931) 234 -- From a Letter to Watsuji Tetsuro 245 -- Even the Cat Is Dead 246 -- 20. Development of Personalist Dialectics (1932-1934) 248 -- 21. Education and Scholarship under Fascism (1935-1937) 262 -- On the Scholarly Method: A Public Talk at Hibiya Park 271 -- 22. Dark Political Undercurrent (1936-1937) 278 -- 23. Dialectical World as the Absolutely Contradictory Self-Identity (1938-1940) 290 -- My Philosophical Path 301 -- 24. History, State, and the Individual (1940-1941) 305 -- A New Year's Lecture to the Emperor: On the Philosophy of History 314 -- 25. Finale (1942-1945) 319 -- In Memory of My Eldest Daughter, Ueda Yayoi 332.
Summary This is the definitive work on the first and greatest of Japan's twentieth-century philosophers, Nishida Kitaro (1870-1945). Interspersed throughout the narrative of Nishida's life and thought is a generous selection of the philosopher's own essays, letters, and short presentations, newly translated into English.
Subject Nishida, Kitarō, 1870-1945.
Variant Title Zen and philosophy.
ISBN 0824824024 (cloth : alk. paper)
0824824598 (paperback: alk. paper)