Contemporary Philosophies and Theories in Education

Education and the Kyoto School of Philosophy

Pedagogy for Human Transformation

Editors: Standish, Paul, Saito, Naoko (Eds.)

  • First exploration of a unique development in 20th century philosophical thought in relation to education
  • Expert team of researchers from East and West
  • Provides new and widely relevant conception of aesthetic education
  • Unique examination of themes of education as transformation
  • First collection in English to address the educational thought of the Kyoto School
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The work of the Kyoto School represents one of the few streams of philosophy that originate in Japan. Following the cultural renaissance of the Meiji Restoration after Japan’s period of closure to the outside world (1600-1868), this distinctly Japanese thought found expression especially in the work of Kitaro Nishida, Keiji Nishitani and Hajime Tanabe. Above all this is a philosophy of experience, of human becoming, and of transformation. In pursuit of these themes it brings an inheritance of Western philosophy that encompasses William James, Hume, Kant and Husserl, as well as the psychology of Wilhelm Wundt, into conjunction with Eastern thought and practice. Yet the legacy and continuing reception of the Kyoto School have not been easy, in part because of the coincidence of its prominence with the rise of Japanese fascism. In light of this, then, the School’s ongoing relationship to the thought of Heidegger has an added salience. And yet this remains a rich philosophical line of thought with remarkable salience for educational practice.

The present collection focuses on the Kyoto School in three unique ways. First, it concentrates on the School’s distinctive account of human becoming. Second, it examines the way that, in the work of its principal exponents, diverse traditions of thought in philosophy and education are encountered and fused. Third, and with a broader canvas, it considers why the rich implications of the Kyoto School for for philosophy and education have not been more widely appreciated, and it seeks to remedy this.

The first part of the book introduces the historical and philosophical background of the Kyoto School, illustrating its importance especially for aesthetic education, while the second part looks beyond this to explore the convergence of relevant streams of philosophy, East and West, ranging from the Noh play and Buddhist practices to American transcendentalism and post-structuralism.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Sounding the Echoes – By Way of an Introduction

    Standish, Paul

    Pages 1-15

  • Pure Experience and Transcendence Down

    Standish, Paul

    Pages 19-26

  • The Philosophical Anthropology of the Kyoto School and Post-War Pedagogy

    Yano, Satoji

    Pages 27-40

  • The Kyoto School and J.F. Herbart

    Suzuki, Shoko

    Pages 41-53

  • A Genealogy of the Development of the Clinical Theory of Human Becoming

    Tanaka, Tsunemi

    Pages 55-63

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education and the Kyoto School of Philosophy
Book Subtitle
Pedagogy for Human Transformation
Editors
  • Paul Standish
  • Naoko Saito
Series Title
Contemporary Philosophies and Theories in Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4047-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4047-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4046-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9749-9
Series ISSN
2214-9759
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 236
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