Tetsugaku Companions to Japanese Philosophy

Tetsugaku Companion to Ogyu Sorai

Editors: Boot, W.J., Takayama, Daiki (Eds.)

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  • Is the first study of Ogyu Sorai to appear in English in many years
  • Is written by the foremost specialists in the field, in Japan, Taiwan, and the West
  • Is for specialists in Japanese Studies, Sinologists, and others interested in East-Asian approaches to common philosophical problems
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This book contains short analyses (kaidai) of Ogyū Sorai’s (1666-1728) most important works, as well as a biography and a number of essays. The essays explore various aspects of his teachings, of the origins of his thought, and of the reception of his ideas in Japan, China, and Korea before and after "modernization" struck in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Ogyū Sorai has come to be considered the pivotal thinker in the intellectual history of Early Modern Japan. More research has been done on Sorai than on any other Confucian thinker of this period. This book disentangles the modern reception from the way in which Sorai's ideas were understood and evaluated in Japan and China in the century following his death. The joint conclusion of the research of a number of the foremost specialists in Japan, Taiwan, and the West is that Sorai was and remains an original, innovative, and important thinker, but that his position within East-Asian thought should be redefined in terms of the East-Asian tradition to which he belonged, and not in the paradigms of European History of Philosophy or Intellectual History. The book represents up-to-date scholarship and allows both the young scholar to acquaint himself with Sorai, and the intellectual historian to compare Sorai with other thinkers of other times and of other philosophical traditions.

About the authors

W.J. Boot studied Japanese, Korean and Chinese Studies at Leiden University and Kyoto University. He specialised in the history of Japanese Thought. He took his PhD in 1983 (The Adoption and Adaptation of Neo-Confucianism in Japan: The Role of Fujiwara Seika and Hayashi Razan), and was appointed professor of Japanese and Korean studies at Leiden University in 1985 (until 2012). He published numerous papers on the intellectual history of Early Modern Japan and on Japanese poetics.

Daiki Takayama studied at the University of Tokyo (College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) and took his PhD at the same university (School of Humanities and Sociology) in  2011. After being employed as postdoctoral researcher for several years, he was recently appointed at Komazawa University as lecturer of Chinese literature (Kanbun) in Early Modern Japan and the History of Thought of this same period. He recently published Kinsei Nihon no 'reigaku' to 'shūji': Ogyū Sorai igo no 'setsujin' no seido kōsō  (2016).




Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tetsugaku Companion to Ogyu Sorai
Editors
  • W.J. Boot
  • Daiki Takayama
Series Title
Tetsugaku Companions to Japanese Philosophy
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15475-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15475-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15474-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-15477-6
Series ISSN
2662-2181
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 187
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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