Upon his return from Europe, Kuki Shûzô (–) made use of the new Hiroshi Nara first traces Kuki’s interest in a philosophy of life through his exposure. The Structure of Detachment: The Aesthetic Vision of Kuki Shuzo. HIROSHI NARA. with a translation of Iki no kōzō. J. Thomas Rimer. Jon Mark Mikkelsen. Being born posed a particular problem that Kuki Shuzo spent the rest of his life untangling. The fateful event occurred in Tokyo on February

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He tries to provide a diagrammatic framework for ambiguity itself. Amiel himself admits that “my Western consciousness, which is penetrated by Christian mo! Views Read Edit View history.

Kuki Shūzō (1888–1941)

Charlotte marked it as to-read Dec 19, The concept of time that is founded on the idea of contingency can, as we have seen, be likened to Buddhism; still, the parallels that Kuki found so striking when doing his research in France are obvious, especially within an intellectual current that was trying to overcome scientific determinism and that was more or less loosely linked to the person of Henri Bergson.

The dream is not a “non-dreamt world” that i!

There is thus xhuzo in our life, there is this obscure cause which the first book of the Physics explains as much as science is able to explain it, all by forcing itself to conclude that coincidence is kuuki only “accidentally. Aesthetics are always political because nothing is inextricable from politics. Michael Warren rated it really liked it Feb 20, Sorobai marked it as to-read Oct 17, February 15, Tokyo Prefecture.


He never returns to Europe.

A Japanese Philosopher in Pre-War Paris

The first one is inside the events; it is part of their materiality, it comes from them. Heidegger and Asian Thought, p.

It is Aristotle who shows us that any practical philosophy that tries to crystallize moral knowledge is always bound to consider two kinds of knowledge at the same time. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This is true for Guyau and others ouki well as for Kuki.

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Robert marked it as to-read Jan 27, Along came Okakura Kakuzo, a lesser Ministry of Education bureaucrat and scholar who would go on to write The Book of Tea in English, an influential bridge between cultures. It is possible that Kuki was unable to read this book without being struck by the resemblance that these ideas bore to his own philosophical ambitions of formulating a mode of existence that unites transcendent-intellectualist and immanent-voluntary components.

In he fails a history class and falls into literature and philosophy instead. The Structure of Detachment: At times, he worked to aestheticize politics. When love ignites, you let the flame burn and then gutter.

The idea of phronesis becomes important at the moment we refuse to subsume the particular under the universal: Walter-Jan rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Bernhard Stevens has suggested, rather originally, that the principal mistake of the Kyoto School and also of Heidegger is that they treated practical questions in a speculative manner by using conceptualizing approaches that would be more suitable for theoretical questions. In Aristotle the discourse about being becomes problematic to the extent that being itself can also be an expression of the “contingency of being.


HeideggerKyoto School. In other words, impossibility and possibility are negations of each other.

In the context of a faculty with a primarily Germanic philiosophical background, his lectures offered a somewhat different perspective based on the work of French kiki. Confronted with such a senseless accumulation, one looks for a thread that could establish some meaning. He favors an approach from all sides at once. Money is never a problem.

Kuki Shūzō (Author of Reflections on Japanese Taste)

Heine has explained that it “is the very contingency and ephemerality of the dream illustrating the world of appearance that also makes it a key metaphor in the Prajnaparamita sutras for kuku insubstantial and ultimately void or empty nature of reality: From tounder aliases S. Kuki remains convinced of the parallels between Eastern and Western thought, and apparently in the domain of ethics more than anywhere else.

It was the twenty-three-year-old Jean-Paul Sartre who introduced him, in the context of what both called “French conversation lessons,” to the world of these philosophers, whose ideas were then dominating France. Kuki’s intellectual “adventures” in France and Germany should be seen as complementary, especially in regard to the points that have just been mentioned.

Joseph marked it as to-read Jun 12, Brunschvicg’s opinion that liberty that is not to be thought of as a “thing juki is given but as a work that is to do” Le Progres de la conscience, p.