Viren Murthy, Ph.D. (2007), University of Chicago, is Associate Professor of Transnational Asian History in the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published essays on Chinese and Japanese intellectual history and is author of The Political Philosophy of Zhang Taiyan: The Resistance of Consciousness (Brill, 2011). He is currently working on a project tentatively entitled Pan-Asianism and the Conundrums of Postcolonial Modernity.
Fabian Schäfer, Ph.D. (2008), Leipzig University, is Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He has published various articles and books, including Public Opinion, Propaganda, Ideology: Theories on the Press and its Social Function in Interwar Japan, 1918–1937 (Brill, 2012), and The Medium as Mediation: The Media and Media Theory in Japan (in German) (Springer, 2017).
Max Ward, Ph.D. (2011), New York University, is Assistant Professor of Japanese History at Middlebury College. He has published on a variety of topics related to Japan and social theory, and is currently completing a manuscript on the rehabilitation of political criminals in the interwar Japanese Empire.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of social theory, philosophy, Asian studies, postcolonial theory, East Asian History and Marxism.
Table of contents
List of Contributors
Introduction: Studying the Kyoto School: Philosophy, Intellectual History, and Marx’s Critique of Modernity
Viren Murthy, Fabian Schäfer and Max Ward
Part 1: The Kyoto School and the Problem of Philosophy, History, and Politics
1 Philosophy and Answerability: The Kyoto School and the Epiphanic Moment of World History
Part 2: Rethinking Nishida Kitarō with Marx
2 The Labor Process and the Genesis of Historical Time: With Marx, With Nishida
3 Commodity Fetishism and the Fetishism of Nothingness: On the Problem of Inversion in Marx and Nishida
Elena Louisa Lange
4 Nishida Kitarō and the Antinomies of Bourgeois Philosophy
Part 3: Tanabe Hajime, Imperialism, and Capitalism
5 Ethnicity and Species: On the Philosophy of the Multiethnic State and Japanese Imperialism
6 Aleatory Dialectic
7 Tanabe Hajime as Storyteller: Or, Reading Philosophy as Metanoetics as Narrative
Part 4: The Legacies of the Kyoto School Philosophy
8 The Subjective Drive of Capital: Kakehashi Akihide’s Phenomenology of Matter
9 Umemoto Katsumi, Subjective Nothingness, and the Critique of Civil Society
10 The “Logic of Committee” and the Newspaper Doyōbi (Saturday): Nakai Masakazu’s Theory of Political Praxis
Aaron S. Moore
11 Yanagida Kenjūrō: A Religious Seeker of Marxism
12 A Secret History: Tosaka Jun and the Kyoto Schools