Kierkegaard and Japanese Thought

  • James Giles

About this book


Kierkegaard knew nothing of Japanese philosophy yet the links between his own ideas and Japanese philosophers are remarkable. The book examines Kierkegaard in terms of Shinto, Pure Land Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, the Samurai, the famous Kyoto school of Japanese philosophers, and in terms of pivotal Japanese thinkers who were influenced by Kierkegaard.


Buddhism consciousness experience history history of literature Japan Japanese Kierkegaard living philosophy temple truth understanding Zen

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  • James Giles
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  1. 1.University of BritishUK
  2. 2.University of CambridgeUK

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