• Asian Philosophical Texts Vol. 1 (edited book)
    Mimesis International. 2019.
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    Introduction to the Philosophy of Hatano Seiichi: With a Partial Translation of Time and Eternity
    with With Cody Staton and Hatano Seiichi
    Comparative and Continental Philosophy 8 (1): 37-52. 2016.
    This article is the second translation of the preface and first chapter of Hatano Seiichi's Time and Eternity. A full translation of the text, published by Suzuki Ichiro 鈴木一郎 in 1963, is not easily accessible to most readers, while an excellent partial translation by Joseph O'Leary has recently been made accessible to a wider audience through the monumental work, Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook. By providing a short historical introduction to both Hatano's life and works as a great thinker and…Read more
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    Miki Kiyoshi and Interpretation
    Culture and Dialogue 4 (2): 338-347. 2016.
    Japanese philosopher Miki Kiyoshi 三木清 wrote an important text on translation entitled “Disregarded Translations”. Among all Kyoto School thinkers, Miki was probably the most prolific writer. His interests spanned various intellectual topics such as philosophy, literature, religion, politics, and journalism. This paper offers a brief introduction to Miki’s conception of translation as well as, for the first time, an English translation of his text. “Disregarded Translations” deals with Japanese s…Read more
  • Overture
    In Takeshi Morisato (ed.), Critical Perspectives on Japanese Philosophy, Chisokudo Publications & Nanzan Institute For Religion and Culture. pp. 1-8. 2016.
  • Editors’ Introduction
    European Journal of Japanese Philosophy 2 5-7. 2017.
  • The Philosophical World of Meiji Japan: The Philosophy of Organism and Its Genealogy
    with Inoue Katsuhito
    European Journal of Japanese Philosophy 1 9-30. 2016.
    Originally published as 「明治の哲学界:有機体の哲学とその系譜」in 井上克人編『豊饒なる明治』, Kansai Daigaku Shuppannbu, 2012, 3–22. Translated by Morisato Takeshi. German Idealism was introduced to Japanese intellectuals in the middle of Meiji era and was mainly received from a mystical or religious perspective, as we see in Inoue Tetsujirō’s “harmonious existence,” Inoue Enryō’s “unity of mind and body,” and Kiyozawa Manshi’s “existentialism.” Since these theories envisioned true reality as a unified and living whole, I grou…Read more
  • Editors’ Introduction
    European Journal of Japanese Philosophy 1 5-8. 2016.
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    This article provides the first English translation of Tanabe’s early essay, “The Limit of Logicism in Epistemology: A Critique of the Marburg and Freiburg Schools”. The key notion that the young Tanabe seeks to define in relation to his detailed analyses of contemporary Neo-Kantian epistemology is the notion of “pure experience” presented in Nishida’s philosophy. The general theory of epistemology shared among the thinkers from these two prominent schools of philosophy in early 20 th century Ge…Read more
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    Two Essays on Moral Freedom from the Early Works of Tanabe Hajime
    with Tanabe Hajime and Cody Staton
    Comparative and Continental Philosophy 8 (2): 144-159. 2016.
    This article introduces English translations of Tanabe’s two essays entitled “Moral Freedom” and “On Moral Freedom Revisited.” In these essays, Tanabe tries to understand the unity of the contradictory division between freedom and necessity, while remaining truthful to the moral experience. Freedom is ultimately characterized as ideality that we ought to realize in reality, while the stage of religion constitutes the ultimate end of such moral struggles. Tanabe does not clearly work out how the …Read more
  • Review of 偶然と運命 : 九鬼周造の倫理学 (review)
    European Journal of Japanese Philosophy 1 365-368. 2016.
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    The present volume is the latest example of what scholars of Japanese philosophy have been up to in recent years. The papers collected here, most of them presented at conferences held in Barcelona and Nagoya during 2016, have been arranged in four thematic parts. The first two parts cover the history of Japanese philosophy, as their topics extend from premodern thinkers to twentieth century philosophers; the last two parts focus on Nishida and Watsuji respectively.
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    This article provides a critical introduction to, and the first English translation of, the dialogue held between Nishida Kitarō and Miki Kiyoshi in October 1935. The topic of their discussion was the question of the particular character of Japanese culture and philosophy. In the introductory sections of this article, I will reflect on some of the main points that Nishida proposes in response to Miki’s questions, and clarify what these insights mean for a culture or a historical framework of tho…Read more