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Tetsugaku Companion to Phenomenology and Japanese Philosophy

  • Shigeru TAGUCHI

Part of the Tetsugaku Companions to Japanese Philosophy book series (TCJP, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nishida and the Encounter with Phenomenology in Japan

  3. Japanese Philosophy and Phenomenology of Self-Awareness

  4. Japanese Philosophy and Phenomenology of Alterity

  5. Japanese Ethics and Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity

  6. Japanese Philosophy and the Development of New Phenomenological Perspectives

About this book


This volume addresses the impact of the introduction of phenomenology in Japan and its interaction with Japanese philosophy. It is well known that phenomenology was introduced at a very early stage in Japan. Furthermore, phenomenology still constitutes one of the main currents of thought in Japan. However, the specific way in which phenomenology has interacted with the indigenous Japanese tradition of thought and Japanese culture has until now not been addressed in great detail. This volume fills that gap. It discusses in detail the encounter and the interaction between Japanese thought and phenomenological reflection, with special regards to the topics of awareness and the self, the experience of otherness, ethics, and metaphysical issues. The book shows how phenomenology has served, and still serves, Japan to re-comprehend its “own” tradition and its specific form(s) of culture. At the same time, it offers an example of how different cultures and traditions can be both preserved and developed in their reciprocal action. More in general, it advances the philosophical debate beyond cultural enclosures and beyond mere scholasticism. The phenomenological tradition has always been open to new and alien ideas. An encounter with Japanese philosophy can offer a new challenge to actual phenomenological thinking.


Contemporary Japanese Philosophy Edmund Husserl Intercultural Philosophy Japanese Philosophy Japanese Phenomenology Kyoto School Nishida Kitaro Non-Western Philosophy Tanabe Hajime Watsuji Tetsuro

Editors and affiliations

  • Shigeru TAGUCHI
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities and Human SciencesHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  2. 2.FISPPA-Department, University of Padova, Padova, ItalyDepartment of Philosophy, China University of Political Science and LawPekingChina

About the editors

Shigeru Taguchi (Ph.D., Bergische Universität Wuppertal) is Professor of Philosophy at Hokkaido University, Japan. He is author of Das Problem des ‘Ur-Ich’ bei Edmund Husserl (Springer, 2006) and co-editor of Perception, Affectivity, and Volition in Husserl’s Phenomenology (Springer, 2017). His main research topics are Husserlian phenomenology and modern Japanese philosophy. He is also engaged in interdisciplinary studies on consciousness and cognition. He is a member of the Editorial or Advisory Board of journals and book series including Contributions to Phenomenology, Journal of Japanese Philosophy, and Journal of World Philosophies.

Andrea Altobrando (Ph.D., Turin University and Bergische Universität Wuppertal [2008], Padua University [2012]) is Professor of Western Philosophy at China University of Political Science and Law, China. His main research topics are Phenomenology, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Culture, and Epistemology. He is Executive Editor of Metodo. International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Tetsugaku Companion to Phenomenology and Japanese Philosophy
  • Editors Shigeru TAGUCHI
  • Series Title Tetsugaku Companions to Japanese Philosophy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Tetsugaku Companions to Japanese Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-21941-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-21944-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-21942-0
  • Series ISSN 2662-2181
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-219X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 262
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Phenomenology
    Cultural Studies
    Non-Western Philosophy
    History of Philosophy
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