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Author Heisig, James W., 1944-
Title Philosophers of nothingness : an essay on the Kyoto school / James W. Heisig.
Imprint Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, c2001.

Author Heisig, James W., 1944-
Series Nanzan library of Asian religion and culture
Nanzan library of Asian religion and culture.
Subject Nishida, Kitarō, 1870-1945.
Tanabe, Hajime, 1885-1962.
Nishitani, Keiji, 1900-1990.
Philosophy, Japanese -- 20th century.
Nothing (Philosophy)
Description xi, 380 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-367) and index.
ISBN 0824824806 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0824824814 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 45827998
Table of Contents
 Preface to the English Edition 
 1The Kyoto School3
 2Japanese Philosophy as World Philosophy7
 3The Background of Western Philosophy in Japan9
 4Working Assumptions of the Kyoto Philosophers13
 5The Matter of Language17
 6The Study of the Kyoto School in the West21
 7Arrangement of the Material23
 Nishida Kitaro (1870-1945) 
 8Nishida's Life and Career29
 9Nishida's Philosophical Style32
 10An Adventure of Ideas36
 11The Quest of the Absolute39
 12The Absolute as Pure Experience42
 13The Absolute as Will47
 15Active Intuition, Knowing by Becoming53
 16Art and Morality as Self-Expression56
 17Absolute Nothingness61
 18Identity and Opposition64
 19The Historical World68
 20The Logic of Locus72
 21Subject, Predicate, and Universal75
 22Self and Other79
 23Love and Responsibility83
 24Japanese Culture, World Culture86
 25The Turn to Political Philosophy90
 26Rudiments of a Political Philosophy95
 27Religion, God, and Inverse Correlation99
 Tanabe Hajime (1885-1962) 
 28Tanabe's Life and Career107
 29Tanabe's Philosophical Style110
 30Pure Experience, Objective Knowledge, Morality113
 31Pure Relationship, Absolute Mediation116
 32A Reinterpretation of Absolute Nothingness118
 33The Origins of the Logic of the Specific122
 34The Specific and the Sociocultural World125
 35The Specific and the Nation130
 36An Ambivalent Nationalism134
 37Critiques of Tanabe's Nationalism139
 38Critiques of Tanabe's Political Naivete143
 39Response to the Criticisms146
 41Philosophizing the Repentance154
 42The Logic of Absolute Critique157
 43Religious Act, Religious Witness162
 44Self and Self-Awareness165
 45A Synthesis of Religions171
 46A Dialectics of Death175
 Nishitani Keiji (1900-1990) 
 47Nishitani's Life and Career183
 48Nishitani's Philosophical Style187
 49A Starting Point in Nihilism191
 50Elemental Subjectivity193
 51A Philosophy for Nationalism195
 52Historical Necessity200
 53Moral Energy and All-Out War204
 54Overcoming Modernity208
 55The Religious Dimension of the Political211
 56Overcoming Nihilism215
 57From Nihilism to Emptiness217
 58Emptiness as a Standpoint222
 59Emptiness as the Homeground of Being224
 60Ego and Self228
 61Self, Other, and Ethics233
 62Science and Nature238
 63Time and History242
 65The Embodiment of Awareness249
 66The Critique of Religion252
 67Placing the Kyoto School259
 68Studying the Kyoto School261
 69Questions for World Philosophy263
 70The Encounter between Buddhism and Christianity267
 71Philosophy and Religion, East and West269