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Author Johnson, David W., 1975- author

Title Watsuji on Nature : Japanese Philosophy in the Wake of Heidegger / David W. Johnson
Published Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2019. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series Northwestern University studies in phenomenology and existential philosophy
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Northwestern University studies in phenomenology & existential philosophy
Contents Introduction -- Fudo: history, language, and philosophy -- The scientific image of nature: dualism and disenchantment -- Beyond objectivism: Watsuji's path through phenomenology -- The relational self: a new conception -- The hybrid self: oscillation and dialectic -- The space of the self: between culture and nature -- Self, world, and fudo: continuity and belnging -- Self in nature, nature in the lifeworld -- Conclusion
Summary ""In the first study of its kind, David W. Johnson's "Watsuji on Nature" reconstructs the astonishing philosophy of nature of Watsuji Tetsurō (1889-1960), situating it in relation both to his reception of the thought of Heidegger and to his renewal of core ontological positions in classical Confucian and Buddhist philosophy. Johnson shows that for Watsuji we have our being in the lived experience of nature, one in which nature and culture compose a tightly interwoven texture called "fūdo". By fully unfolding Watsuji's novel and radical claim that this is a setting that is neither fully external to human subjectivity nor merely a product of it, this book also sets out what still remains unthought in this concept, as well as in the relational structure that underwrites it. Johnson argues that what remains unarticulated is nothing less than the recovery of a reenchanted conception of nature and an elucidation of the wide-ranging implications of a relational conception of the self for questions about the disclosive character of experience, the distinction between fact and value, and the possibility of a place-based ecological ethics. In an engagingly lucid and deft analysis, "Watsuji on Nature" radically expands our appreciation of twentieth-century Japanese philosophy and shows what it has to offer to a global philosophical conversation"--Provided by publisher
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976 -- Influence
Watsuji, Tetsurō, 1889-1960
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.
Watsuji, Tetsurō, 1889-1960.
Philosophy of nature
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Philosophy of nature.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse
LC no. 2019007708
ISBN 0810140489
(paper text : alk. paper)
(cloth text : alk. paper)