David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Research in Phenomenology 40 (3):378-407 (2011)
In this paper, I explore a possible convergence between two great twentieth century thinkers, Nishida Kitarō of Japan and Martin Heidegger of Germany. The focus is on the quasi-religious language they employ in discussing the grounding of human existence in terms of an encompassing Wherein for our being. Heidegger speaks of “the sacred” and “the passing of the last god” that mark an empty clearing wherein all metaphysical absolutes or gods have withdrawn but are simultaneously indicative of an opening wherein beings are given. Nishida speaks of “the religious” dimension in the depths of one's being, that he calls “place,” and that somehow envelops the world through its kenotic self-negation. In both we find reference to a kind of originary space—the open or place—associated with quasireligious themes. I also point to their distinct approaches to metaphysical language in their attempts to give voice to that abysmal thought
|Keywords||Heidegger place sacred Nishida god|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Curtis A. Rigsby (2010). Nishida on Heidegger. Continental Philosophy Review 42 (4):511-553.
Elmar Weinmayr, tr Krummel, John W. M. & Douglas Ltr Berger (2005). Thinking in Transition: Nishida Kitaro and Martin Heidegger. Philosophy East and West 55 (2):232-256.
Curtis A. Rigsby (2009). Nishida on God, Barth and Christianity. Asian Philosophy 19 (2):119 – 157.
John W. M. Krummel & Shigenori Nagatomo (eds.) (2012). Place and Dialectic: Two Essays by Nishida Kitaro. OUP USA.
Nishida Kitarō & John W. M. Krummel (2012). The Unsolved Issue of Consciousness. Philosophy East and West 62 (1):44-51.
Robert E. Carter (2012). Nishida Kitarō: Place and Dialectic: Two Essays by Nishida Kitarō Trans. By John W. M. Krummel and Shigenori Nagatomo. Introduction by John W. M. Krummel. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 72 (1):67-70.
L. Michael Harrington (2004). Sacred Place in Early Medieval Neoplatonism. Palgrave Macmillan.
Nishida Kitarō & John W. M. Krummel (2012). The Unsolved Issue of ConsciousnessThe Unsolved Issue of Consciousness. Philosophy East and West 62 (1).
Kitarō Nishida (2012). Place and Dialectic: Two Essays by Kitarō Nishida ; Translated by John W.M. Krummel and Shigenori Nagatomo. Oxford University Press.
Anna Strhan (2011). Religious Language as Poetry: Heidegger's Challenge. Heythrop Journal 52 (6):926-938.
Rein Raud (2004). 'Place' and 'Being-Time': Spatiotemporal Concepts in the Thought of Nishida Kitaro and Dogen Kigen. Philosophy East and West 54 (1):29-51.
Michel Dalissier (2008). Nishida Kitaro and Japanese Philosophy. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 29:71-77.
Christopher S. Jones (2003). Ethics and Politics in the Early Nishida: Reconsidering. Philosophy East and West 53 (4).
Added to index2010-10-18
Total downloads41 ( #48,808 of 1,410,123 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #177,589 of 1,410,123 )
How can I increase my downloads?