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The Pitfall of Modern Japan

  • Shiro Kohsaka
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)

Abstract

Nishida Kitaro (1870–1945), who founded modern philosophy in Japan, in his work The Forms of Culture of the Classical Periods of East and West Seen from a Metaphysical Perspective stated:

What, then, were the differences in the forms of culture of East and West as seen from a metaphysical perspective? I think that we can distinguish the West as having considered “being” as the basis of reality, while the East has taken “nothingness” as its basis1.

Keywords

Western Culture Japanese Imperialism Asian Culture Asian Nation Eastern Culture 
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