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This work has a philosopher s debut vibe to it because it actually is, of course but there are many very interesting arguments and points that Kitaro makes here I m looking forward to readingof his work and understanding his concept of place better. Argh Such a peculiar book I read it over the span of many months, and didn t really get into it Eastern thought expressed in Western language Very difficult to follow at times Though as far as I can judge it s quite good And somehow I can t wait to read it again, to gain a better understanding Some previous knowledge of both Eastern and Western philosophies really helps Check the index at the end to see which philosophers are most discussed And GOOD LUCK I don t think I expected to like this book as much as I did It was definitely a change of pace from thepolemical style of philosophy you get out of the western thinkers Nishida often name drops Whereas they tend to present their arguments in reaction to competing schools of thought, An Inquiry Into The Good is presentedlike a broad survey of philosophical trends that he draws from wherever he can find insight to support his unifying project to ground a conception of ethics in the I don t think I expected to like this book as much as I did It was definitely a change of pace from thepolemical style of philosophy you get out of the western thinkers Nishida often name drops Whereas they tend to present their arguments in reaction to competing schools of thought, An Inquiry Into The Good is presentedlike a broad survey of philosophical trends that he draws from wherever he can find insight to support his unifying project to ground a conception of ethics in the metaphysics of Pure Experience The book s structure unfolds in a similar way to Spinoza s Ethics, starting with a metaphysical discussion of reality as rooted in Pure Experience where subject and object are one, then moving on to a kind of psychology of consciousness, before exploring the question of The Good , and ending on the topic of religion and God But Spinoza isn t the only western thinker Nishida engages with in this highly syncretic text Hume, Hegel, Leibniz, Augustine, Christ, and even Goethe and Wilde among others figure throughout though I get the sense he was most influenced by Spinoza and Hegel and possibly most in tension with Kant However, Nishida doesn t just draw on the West for material Eastern thought, especially Zen Buddhism, is ever operating in the background Though, I m not as read up on that aspect so I can t comment much Nishida writes clearly and in a straightforward manner that never assumes of the reader too much familiarity with the philosophers he mentions, making it an accessible read Really bad Constant use mention errors don t help Prejudicial view of science and adherence to concepts like human nature and essentialism in favor of religious sentiments is there to slap you on every page This book is unsuccessful attempt at combining mainly German Idealism, James pragmatism and Zen Buddhism It doesn t quite work out The amount of sheer nonsense I have read here is astounding for one of the greatest Japanese philosophers Just one of the perls of wisdom Some scholars Really bad Constant use mention errors don t help Prejudicial view of science and adherence to concepts like human nature and essentialism in favor of religious sentiments is there to slap you on every page This book is unsuccessful attempt at combining mainly German Idealism, James pragmatism and Zen Buddhism It doesn t quite work out The amount of sheer nonsense I have read here is astounding for one of the greatest Japanese philosophers Just one of the perls of wisdom Some scholars think that certain simple, independent constituents such as the atoms expounded by atomists are fundamental reality Such constituents are abstract concepts formulated for the sake of explanation, and they cannot actually exist Chapter 9.There you have it, atoms are abstract concepts that don t exist Somebody should tell the scientists.I have read Art and Morality by Nishida and that was a decent book, that was actually interesting and had a unique approach to the topics mentioned in the title, but this is.really, really bad book.I m taking into account that Nishida wrote this in couple of years before 1911, but the constant and blatant prejudice toward the science of even his time in favor of religion is astounding Well that was a doozy I highly recommend this book to anyone willing to run a mental marathon An interesting, clearly written perspective on the nature of the self and reality, drawing upon Western thought, religious parables, and Zen Buddhism Great segue into modern Japanese philosophy. .Free E-pub ⚑ An Inquiry into the Good ♍ An Inquiry into the Good represented the foundation of Nishida s philosophy reflecting both his deep study of Zen Buddhism and his thorough analysis of Western philosophy and established its author as the foremost Japanese philosopher of this century In this important new translation, two scholars one Japanese and one American have worked together to present a lucid and accurate rendition of Nishida s ideas The translators do an admirable job of adhering to the cadence of the original while avoiding unidiomatic, verbatim constructions John C Maraldo, Philosophy East and WestMore accurate and critical than the first translation into English of Nishida s earliest book An important addition to library collections of twentieth century philosophy, Japanese intellectual history, and contemporary Buddhist thought Choice A welcome new translation of a work by probably the most original and influential of modern Japanese philosophers Hid Ishiguro, Times Literary Supplement Undoubtedly the most important work for anyone in the West interested in understanding modern Japanese thought This work premiered Japanese philosophy as modern but has also shown unusual staying power In the late twentieth century Japanese thinkers, both religious and secular, insist on its importance and relevance William R La Fleur, University of Pennsylvania Nishida shows a profound knowledge of Western philosophy and synthesizes it with Eastern and Buddhist thought The main argument of the book is that subject and object are falsely considered to be seperate, since they are both sides of the same, one reality which we can experience directly when we realize the unifying aspect of consciousness that lies beneath it and when it corresponds to the unifying force in nature, which results in objective knowledge, which is one with volition and feeling, Nishida shows a profound knowledge of Western philosophy and synthesizes it with Eastern and Buddhist thought The main argument of the book is that subject and object are falsely considered to be seperate, since they are both sides of the same, one reality which we can experience directly when we realize the unifying aspect of consciousness that lies beneath it and when it corresponds to the unifying force in nature, which results in objective knowledge, which is one with volition and feeling, expressed in our will.Other philosophies, the author argues, see consiousness as passive and as seperated from objective facts, while on the contrary it is our consiousness that unifies and manifests all reality.It is living in accordance to this reality that should be exhibited in good conduct Nishida critiques also the main disciplines in ethics, stating that it is not intuition, reason or consequences that represent the good, but acting in accordance with direct experience, meaning we should forego the self and all its subjective assumptions and realize everything is part of one consciousness.The arguments of Nishida are in some sense original and offer a nice alternative to some dominant epistemological and ethical schools of thought, yet in my view they at the same time contain a lot of metaphysical assumptions which I sometimes had a hard time to comprehend Perhapsknowledge of Eastern and Buddhist thought would have helped with that I encountered this book in another book called Zen and Western Thought I had always wondered what a synthesis of Zen and western rationalism would look like The Kyoto School of philosophy, of which Nishida was a founding member, is an interesting combination of the western tradition and Zen I d recommend this book if you re interested in such subjects I d also recommend it if you think Japanese philosophy lacks originality or is completely non existent Not so Be prepared for slow going r I encountered this book in another book called Zen and Western Thought I had always wondered what a synthesis of Zen and western rationalism would look like The Kyoto School of philosophy, of which Nishida was a founding member, is an interesting combination of the western tradition and Zen I d recommend this book if you re interested in such subjects I d also recommend it if you think Japanese philosophy lacks originality or is completely non existent Not so Be prepared for slow going reading, however One of the many paradoxes of Zen, is that something so easy, can be pretty difficult James Austin was asked a similar question on why how he could write 600 pages on Zen, on a subject that by defintion defies defintion Zen teaches you to live with contradictions Not as in depth as I had thought it would be given the reviews There are some interesting points that show consciousness in a new light Some points seem to be handled better than others, however An introduction to Zen is required, I think, to fully appreciate Nishida s concept of pure experience.