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Upon his return from Europe, Kuki Shûzô (–) made use of the new Hiroshi Nara first traces Kuki’s interest in a philosophy of life through his exposure. The Structure of Detachment: The Aesthetic Vision of Kuki Shuzo. HIROSHI NARA. with a translation of Iki no kōzō. J. Thomas Rimer. Jon Mark Mikkelsen. Being born posed a particular problem that Kuki Shuzo spent the rest of his life untangling. The fateful event occurred in Tokyo on February

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Properly speaking, the phenomenon of contingency simply does not make sense in regard to what ehuzo nonexistent, and Aristotle has always treated the subject accordingly.

Aristotle seems seriously to have believed, as D. In this Japanese namethe family name is Kuki. In the Posterior Analytics, Aristotle writes: Further, by declaring that he p! Believing that “la mort de nos desirs serait la mort de nos facultes,”18 he would not side with although he would remain attracted to the Stoics.

Shūzō Kuki – Wikipedia

Freedom kkuki religion had only been codified in and the religious community is still new—there are only some 80, Catholics in the country. AestheticsCultureContingency.

Could his parentage be…? What was needed was phronesis and not a flight into hsuzo traditions or racial excellence cf. The other one is simply put on them by an observer who is outside the system.

Although marginal for French philosophical discussions, the French writer Emile Chartier Alain has entered Kuki’s intellectual world in a rather consistent way, a fact that shows that Kuki was not choosing his authors at random-that is, because they were “popular” or only because they were presented to him by Sartre. Once one thinks there were men behind the horse who were dressed in black, and then, suddenly, the yellow horse is transforming itself into men who are dressed in black; [and then one] ruminates in one’s dream: Another-rather efficient-way of saying the same thing is to state that Kuki’s idea of contingency is playful.

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Kuki Shūzō (1888–1941)

It also suggests the name of a fish, or a mountain grotto. It seems impossible, but what is he, a devotee of detachment, to do about it? This quantity is called probability Time kuuki contingency are thus linked: The characters of the family name Kuki can be read to mean Nine Devils.

Time as “lived-time” is based on a structure of contingency instead of a structure of succession.

Kuki Shuzo: A Philosopher’s Poetry and Poetics by Kuki Shūzō

We will come back to what we said at the beginning about a special conception of time. There is a theory that Sartre was introduced to the phenomenology, which was a new trend in Germany thinking, through KUKI.

While Western thought tends to inscribe even the very dynamics that animates the relationship between past and present into static dialectical concepts for example, the dialectics of HegelDogen rejects all speculative approaches and accepts presence as the only “time” in which the Buddha-nature manifests itself.

Kuki advances a rationalist philosophy for which contingency appears as a “reality of the real as real” Even as his stated ideals, particularly in Paris, run counter to absolutism, he still assigns his aesthetics to the Japanese people alone as a marker of homogenous identity. It is not without reason that Brunschvicg attributes these thoughts to an Asian influence that Amiel might have received from Schopenhauer.

Included as well are translations of two of Kuki’s major critical essays on poetry, The Genealogy of Feelings: Still, we might feel that Kuki’s ambitions as a pioneer in this area of comparative philosophy go a little “over the top. However, and this is important, such a “reproduction” of the dream will never grasp the dream itself.


Guyau defines the dream as a phenomenon that is concerned with all ahuzo qualities that we have analyzed in regard to the transformation of the concept of time:. On May 6, still in the hospital, Kuki dies. However, if we decide to understand “existentialism” as the result of a shift from Platonic universalism to a more Aristotelian appreciation of the kuoi, we are, obviously, confronted with a “philosophy of contingency” in the way that it has been introduced above.

It is possible to interpret Kuki’s preference for the “popular being” as a refusal, or even as an inversion, of “essentialist” Platonism. Kuki leaves behind so little—a few black-and-white photographs and the accumulation of his writing and ideas, intricately structured but always edging toward kkui own dissolution. Buddhism, on the other hand, does not presuppose the existence of a God who controls the destiny of human beings; as a consequence, moments of possibility as well as of contingency can enter into this religious philosophy.

He moved to the University of Marburg for Heidegger’s lectures on phenomenological interpretation of Kant, and for Heidegger’s seminar “Schelling’s Essay on the Shuuzo of Human Freedom.

The hasard corresponded thus not to science’s provisional state of incapacity to explain everything-in that case it would still have a graspable, conceptual existence-but to a passage from a state of causal determinism to another order that is also different from non-hasard.