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Title Dao companion to Japanese Confucian philosophy / Chun-chieh Huang, John Allen Tucker, editors
Published Heidelberg : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (504 pages)
Series Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy ; 5
Dao companions to Chinese philosophy ; 5
Summary This volume features in-depth philosophical analyses of major Japanese Confucian philosophers as well as themes and topics addressed in their writings. Its main historical focus is the early-modern period (1600-1868), when much original Confucian philosophizing occurred. Written by scholars from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, and China and eclectic in methodology and disciplinary approach, this anthology seeks to advance new multidimensional studies of Japanese Confucian philosophy for English language readers. It presents essays that focus on Japanese Confucianism, while including topics related to Buddhism, Shinto, Nativism, and even Ando Shoeki (1703-1762), one of the most vehement critics of Confucianism in all of East Asia. The book builds on the premise that Japanese Confucian philosophy consists in the ongoing engagement in critical, self-reflective discussions of and speculative theorizing about ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, political theory, and spiritual problems, as well as aesthetics, cosmology, and ontology
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Subject Philosophy, Confucian -- Japan.
Form Electronic book
Author Huang, Junjie, 1946- editor
Tucker, John Allen, editor
ISBN 9048129214 (electronic bk.)
9789048129218 (electronic bk.)