Nishida Kitaro (Kitaro Nishida -- "Nishida" is the family name), 1870-1945. Leading thinker of the Kyoto School of modern Japanese philosophy, which focused on problems of the nature of the self and its relation to the universe. Known for his work to bridge the gap between Eastern (especially Zen) and Western philosophies.
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Comparative Dialectics: Nishida Kitaro's Logic of Place and Western Dialectical Thought
A 1991 paper by G.S. Axtell. Compares traditional Western and Kitaro's Eastern approaches to the shared problem of the disambiguation of speech.
Identity and the Unity of Experience: A Critique of Nishida's Theory of Self
A 1991 paper by David Putney from the journal Asian Philosophy. Explores problems in Nishida's search for a concrete logic.
Kyoto Media Station: Kitaro Nishida
Short biography and a picture of the philosopher's tombstone.
The Problem of the Self in the Later Nishida and in Sartre
A 1994 paper by Brian D. Elwood in the journal Philosophy East and West.
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