Tanabe Hajime’s Zange 懺悔: The Power Of Tariki

Tanabe Hajime’s Zange 懺悔: The Power Of Tariki • ‘Although Socratic ethical intellectualism did not develop as far as the self-reflective (für sich) stage of metanoetics mediated by salvation of Other-power, metanoesis is already implicit in its ironical dialectics.[ Tanabe Hajime, Philosophy as Metanoetics (1986), University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California, Pp.17.]’ […]

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Sublime Shanghai: A Review of Jacob Dreyer’s ‘The Nocturnal Wanderer’

A fabulous account of an American’s experience of living in Chinese cities, particularly Shanghai. The novel sways from personal recollections of the changes throughout the author’s life to a rich exploration of the subjective pursuit of meaning as a westerner living in Asia. Reading the book one immediately connected to the nocturnal element of the […]

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Week 8: Marx

Comments This week we have three texts: one by Engels, and two short ones by Marx. The Engels text, although written later, appears first in your reader because it provides a helpful account of Marx’s relation to Hegel. Marx’s letter to Ruge (1843) and ‘Theses on Feuerbach’ (1845) were written early in his career. Marx […]

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Week 5: Fichte

  Fichte considers the systematicity and soundness of every science to stem from the fact that it has one completely certain proposition: a ‘first principle’.  By ‘science of science as such’ (§ 1) or ‘doctrine of science’ (Wissenschaftslehre) Fichte refers to the mode of philosophy that establishes the general certainty of the first principles of […]

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