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Tanabe Hajime
Tanabe Hajime

Major philosopher of the Kyoto School. Image File history File links 180px-Tanabe_hajime. ... Image File history File links 180px-Tanabe_hajime. ... The Kyoto School was a philosophical movement primarily active in the first half of the 20th century. ...



Primary Sources

Tanabe, Hajime, Introduction to the philosophy of Tanabe: According to the English translation of the seventh chapter of the demonstratio of Christianity, edited by Makoto Ozaki, Rodopi (1990), ASIN: B0006F1CBU.

--, "The Logic of The Species as Dialectics," trns. David Dilworth; Taira Sato, in Monumenta Nipponica, Vol. 24, No. 3 (1969), pp. 273-288. [Available as pdf through JSTOR]

--, Philosophy as Metanoetics (Nanzan studies in religion and culture), T. Yoshinori (Translator), University of California Press (April 1987), ISBN-10: 0520054903.

--, Religious Philosophy of Tanabe Hajime: The Metanoetic Imperative (Nanzan Studies in Religion and Culture), edited by Taitetsu Unno, James W. Heisig, Asian Humanities Press (June 1990), ISBN-10: 0895818736, ISBN-13: 978-0895818737.

Secondary Sources

Books and Theses

Adams, Robert William, The feasibility of the philosophical in early Taishô Japan [microform] : Nishida Kitarô and Tanabe Hajime, Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, 1991.

Dilworth, David A. and Valdo H. Viglielmo (translators and editors); with Agustin Jacinto Zavala, Sourcebook for modern Japanese philosophy : selected documents, Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.

Fredericks, James L., Alterity in the thought of Tanabe Hajime and Karl Rahner [microform], Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, 1988.

Ozaki, Makoto, Individuum, Society, Humankind: The Triadic Logic of Species According to Hajime Tanabe (Brill's Japanese Studies Library), Brill Academic Publishers (April 2001), ISBN-10: 9004121188, ISBN-13: 978-9004121188.

Pattison, George, Agnosis: Theology in the Void, Palgrave Macmillan (February 1997), ISBN-10: 0312162065. ISBN-13: 978-0312162061.


Heisig, James W., "Tanabe's Logic of the Specific and the Critique of the Global Village," in Eastern Buddhist, Autumn95, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p198, (AN 11229660)

Ruiz, F. Perez, "Philosophy in Present-day Japan," in Monumenta Nipponica Vol. 24, No. 1/2 (1969), pp. 137-168. [Available as pdf through JSTOR]

Sakai, Naoki, "SUBJECT AND SUBSTRATUM : ON JAPANESE IMPERIAL NATIONALISM," in Cultural Studies; Jul2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3/4, p462-530 (AN 4052788)

Waldenfels, Hans, "Absolute Nothingness. Preliminary Considerations on a Central Notion in the Philosophy of Nishida Kitaro and the Kyoto School," in Monumenta Nipponica, Vol. 21, No. 3/4 (1966), pp. 354-391. [Available as pdf through JSTOR]

Williams, David, "In defence of the Kyoto School: reflections on philosophy, the Pacific War and the making of a post-White world," in Japan Forum, Sep2000, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p143-156. [Available through Academic Search Premier]

Online Links

Introduction to the Philosophy of Tanabe: According. to the Seventh Chapter of the Demonstratio of Christianity. Amsterdam, in Silva, Volume 6, Eerdmans Publishing Company

Driscoll, Mark, "Apoco-elliptic Thought in Modern Japanese Philosophy"

Ozaki, Makoto, "On Tanabe's Logic of Species," in ΠΑΔΕΙΑ: Comparative Philosophy.

Wattles, Jeffrey, "Dialectic and Religious Experience in Tanabe Hajime's Philosophy as Metanoetics." [Cached file at Google]

Wattles, Jeffrey, Philosophy and Spiritual Experience: The case of a Japanese Shin Buddhist [Cached file from Google]

Kyoto School of Philosophy.

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20th WCP: On Tanabe's Logic of Species (3103 words)
In Tanabe the mutual identity of progress and return in its double movement is contracted into the eternal now as the instant present of time by the individual in the form of having already attained as having not yet attained eternity, and this is infinitely to be repeated.
Tanabe, however, differs from Plato in taking evil as the positive principle of the individual freedom, and this is due to the fact that in ancient times the concept of individual existence was not fully developed.
Tanabe sees the affinity between Plotinus and Hegel; for Hegel, freedom is another name of reason without arbitrariness, and its fault and corruption are ascribed to nature as the self-alienation of the Spirit.
Mark Driscoll (12662 words)
Tanabe claims that these different modes of the formal purposiveness of nature (he calls this mode the narrow sense of teleology) and aesthetic formal purposiveness (the broad sense of teleology) have the capacity for reflective judgement: "nevertheless, both these relate to the subject as one" (p.
Tanabe was quick to point out what were for him the obvious drawbacks of historical materialism - the eliding of the role of subjective agency, and the reliance on historical laws of development.
Tanabe here is arguing against the corporatist notion of society whereby a single individual is subsumed under a particular group, as that group is subsumed under an organic whole.
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