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Japan's Frames of Meaning: A Hermeneutics Reader

Michael F. Marra

Abstract

This book identifies interpretative concepts central to discussions of hermeneutical practices in Japan and presents English translations of works on basic hermeneutics by major Japanese thinkers. This book concentrates on Japanese philosophers and thinkers who have mediated these two extremes, bringing their knowledge of Western thought to bear on philosophical reinterpretations of Buddhist terms that are, thus, presented in secularized form. The book focuses on categories relevant to the development of a history of Japanese hermeneutics, calling attention to concepts whose discussion sheds l ... More

Keywords: Japanese hermeneutics, Japanese thinkers, Japanese thought, Japanese philosophers, Watsuji Tetsuro, Omori Shozo, Fujitani Mitsue, Nishitani Keiji, Kuki Shuzo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780824834609
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834609.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael F. Marra, author
University of California, Los Angeles

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Things

Chapter Two Koto

Watsuji Tetsurō (1889–1960)

Chapter Three Kotodama

Ōmori Shōzō (1921–1997)

Chapter Four Makoto

Fujitani Mitsue (1768–1823)

Depth

Chapter Six Yūgen, Sabi

Ueda Juzō (1886–1973)

Being-Time

Chapter Eight Kū

Nishitani Keiji (1900–1990)

Chapter Nine Gūzen

Kuki Shūzō (1888–1941)