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[New Entry by Thomas Kasulis on April 5, 2019.] Japanese philosophers have historically interacted intensively with a multitude of philosophies outside their native boundaries - most prominently Chinese, Indian, Korean, and Western. So they have benefited from a rich trove of ideas and theories on which to draw in developing their own distinctive philosophical perspectives. As a result Japanese philosophers have always been acutely attuned to the intimate relations among culture, ways of thinking, and philosophical world views. An island chain twice as distant from its continental...

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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