Nishida Kitarō

[Revised entry by John C. Maraldo on October 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Nishida Kitarō was the most significant and influential Japanese philosopher of the twentieth-century.
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[Revised entry by John C. Maraldo on October 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Nishida Kitarō was the most significant and influential Japanese philosopher of the twentieth-century. His work is pathbreaking in several respects: it established in Japan the creative discipline of philosophy as practiced in Europe and the Americas; it enriched that discipline by infusing Anglo-European philosophy with Asian sources of thought; it provided a new basis for philosophical treatments of East Asian Buddhist thought; and it produced novel theories of self and...

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