The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy

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Michiko Yusa
  • New York, NY: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , September
     416 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Takeshi Morisato forthcoming.


Clarifying the significance of Japanese philosophy as an academic discipline, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy examines the current vibrant trends in Japanese philosophical thinking.

Situating Japanese philosophy within the larger context of global intercultural philosophical discourse and pointing to new topics of research, this Handbook covers philosophy of science, philosophy of peace, philosophy of social justice and healing. Introducing not only new readings of well-known Japanese philosophers, but also work by contemporary Japanese philosophers who are relatively unknown outside Japan, it makes a unique contribution by offering an account of Japanese philosophy from within and going beyond an objective description of it in its various facets. Also featured is the work of a younger generation of scholars and thinkers, who bring in fresh perspectives that will push the field into the future. These critical essays, by leading philosophers and rising scholars, to the past and the present of Japanese philosophy demonstrate ways of doing engaged philosophy in the present globalized age.

With suggestions for further reading, a glossary, a timeline and annotated bibliography, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy is an ideal research guide to understanding the origin, transformation, and reception of Japanese philosophy in the 21st century.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Michiko Yusa is professor of Japanese thought and intercultural philosophy, department of modern & classical languages & the Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University.


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