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Faith and reason in continental and Japanese philosophy : reading Tanabe Hajime and William Desmond

Author: Takeshi Morisato
Publisher: London, UK ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book brings together the work of two significant figures in contemporary philosophy. By considering the work of Tanabe Hajime, the Japanese philosopher of the Kyoto School, and William Desmond, the contemporary Irish philosopher, Takeshi Morisato offers a clear presentation of contemporary comparative solutions to the problems of the philosophy of religion. Importantly, this is the first book-length  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hajime Tanabe; William Desmond; William Desmond; Hajime Tanabe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Takeshi Morisato
ISBN: 9781350092518 1350092517
OCLC Number: 1050280011
Description: xiv, 269 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The metaxological methodology of comparative philosophy --
The metanoetic methodology in the contemporary comparative philosophy of Tanabe Hajime --
Kant and the problems of religion: practical reason and rational faith --
Hegel and the problem of the philosophy of religion: dynamic reason and its sublation of faith --
Metaxological fidelity to the absolute and the singular: from the hyperboles of being to the agapeic origin --
The metaxological absolute and its inter-relation with the singular --
Tanabe Hajime and Buddhism for the philosophy of religion --
Tanabe Hajime and the problems of the philosophy of religion.
Responsibility: Takeshi Morisato.

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"This book brings together the work of two significant figures in contemporary philosophy. By considering the work of Tanabe Hajime, the Japanese philosopher of the Kyoto School, and William Desmond, the contemporary Irish philosopher, Takeshi Morisato offers a clear presentation of contemporary comparative solutions to the problems of the philosophy of religion. Importantly, this is the first book-length English-language study of Tanabe Hajime's philosophy of religion that consults the original Japanese texts. Considering the examples of Christianity and Buddhism, Faith and Reason in Continental and Japanese Philosophy focuses on finding the solution to the problem of philosophy of religion through comparative examinations of Tanabe's metanoetics and Desmond's metaxology. It aims to conclude that these contemporary thinkers -- while they draw their inspiration from the different religious traditions of Christianity and Mahayana Buddhism -- successfully reconfigure the relation of faith and reason. Faith and Reason in Continental and Japanese Philosophy marks an important intervention into comparative philosophy by bringing into dialogue these thinkers, both major figures within their respective traditions yet rarely discussed in tandem"--

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