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Nishida Talk, Honolulu, Oct. 26

Here’s an announcement from the University of Hawaii’s philosophy department:

The Philosophy Department presents a colloquium by Yujin Itabashi, PhD Associate Professor of Philosophy, Rissho University, Japan

Grounded on Nothing: Radical Criticism in Nishida’s Philosophy

Nishida in transition – this talk focuses on Nishida’s middle-period philosophy as it grows out of his early theory of pure experience. The famous concept of ‘place’ (basho) emerges, not only out of Nishida’s dialogue with non-Western philosophy including Buddhism, but through a radical criticism of presumptions commonly made in theories of experience. We shall trace out this development while highlighting the philosophical significance of the concept of ‘place.’

Friday, October 26, 2012 2:30 PM Sakamaki Hall C-308

Dr. Itabashi received his doctorate from Sophia University in 2000. He has published two books on Nishida’s philosophy with Hosei University Press (2004 and 2008), and has also co-authored a book on Schopenhauer published by the same press (2007).

Everyone is welcome to attend. For disability access information, please call 956-8649.

If you’re in Honolulu and going to attend the talk, let me know.