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By Nobushige Sawada (auth.), Francis Gen-Ichiro Nagasaka, Robert S. Cohen (eds.)

The best achievements of jap arithmetic and typical sciences in the course of the moment half our twentieth century were a revival, a Renaissance, of the sensible sciences constructed besides the flip towards Western pondering within the past due nineteenth century. The both admirable result of jap philosophers (and historians) of technology in our time upon a interval much less congenial to Western pursuits within the philosophical questions associated with sleek technological know-how; and this reluctance to confront the epistemology, now not even the humane value, of the sciences went besides devotion to different Western developments. hence, with the 'new' Japan of the Meiji recovery of 1868, and the early advent of Western philosophy within the next decade via Nishi Amane, a interval of highbrow appeal to utilitarian, positivist, evolutionary, even materialist outlooks was once quickly changed through devotion to scholarly paintings on Kant and Hegel, on moral and normal philosophical idealism. those reviews frequently may possibly emulate the severe spirit (the thinker Onishe Hajime, praised for his personal serious independence, was once often called the japanese Kant) however the neo­ Kantian and neo-Hegelian advancements weren't a lot laid low with both empirical sciences or theoretical speculations approximately Nature. The pre-eminent thinker of Japan ofthe first half our century was once Nishida Kitaro, with a pioneering treatise A learn of the great, who, along with his top scholar Tanabe Hajime, shaped the 'Kyoto university' of pre-war philosophy.

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