Global Political Thinkers

Watsuji Tetsurô’s Global Ethics of Emptiness

A Contemporary Look at a Modern Japanese Philosopher

Authors: Sevilla, Anton Luis

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  • The first book to introduce Watsuji in English
  • Offers a stepping stone for any English speaker wanting to understand Japanese ethics
  • Includes extensive coverage of books that are yet to be translated in to English
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About this book

This book is a rethinking of ethics and socio-political life through the ideas of Watsuji Tetsurô. Can we build a systematic philosophy of morality, society, and politics, not on the basis of identity and ego, but rather on the basis of selflessness? This book explores such an attempt by the leading ethicist of modern Japan. Using concrete examples and contemporary comparisons, and with careful reference to both English and Japanese sources, it guides the reader through Watsuji’s ideas. It engages three contemporary issues in depth: First, how do we approach the moral agent, as an autonomous being or as a fundamentally relational being? Second, is it the individual or the community that is the starting point for politics? And finally, is ethics something that is globally shared or something fundamentally local? This book aims to be an informative and inspiring resource for researchers, students, and laypersons interested in Buddhist thought.

About the authors

Anton Luis Sevilla is a full-time instructor at the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Graduate School of Education at Kyushu University, Japan. He teaches and conducts research on Japanese philosophy and ethics of education. He is the translator of Sueki Fumihiko’s Religion and Ethics at Odds: A Buddhist Counter-Position and has numerous publications on the Kyoto School of Philosophy in Journal of Religious Ethics, Journal of Philosophy of Education, and Asian Philosophy.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Watsuji Tetsurô’s Global Ethics of Emptiness
Book Subtitle
A Contemporary Look at a Modern Japanese Philosopher
Authors
Series Title
Global Political Thinkers
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58353-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58353-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58352-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86385-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 258
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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