三宅剛一差出・下村寅太郎宛書簡(下)  [in Japanese] The collected letters from Gouichi Miyake to Torataro Shimomura (2)  [in Japanese]

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In the fi rst volume of Jinbun (2002) I published the fi rst 23 letters from Gouichi Miyake to Torataro Shimomura, with a further plan to publish the remaining 33 letters in the second volume. However, after that first publication, one of the pupils closest to Shimomura, Professor Atsushi Takeda, discovered many more letters as he continued his search. Therefore, I thought it better to wait until all of these letters were discovered. The letters from Miyake to Shimomura had reached 106 when Professor Takeda died from cancer unexpectedly in 2005. This meant the loss of the sole person in charge of Shimomura's study and opus postumum. So I have decided to publish these remaining 83 letters in this number of Jinbun (Nr.7), though we cannot exclude absolutely the possibility that further letters may be found. While most of the fi rst letters published were written before or during the war, most of this second batch of 83 letters were written after the war, and the last one can be dated approximately from the end of the 1950s to before 1964. We can see from the texts of these very valuable documents how the philosophers of the so-called "Kyoto School", the pupils of Kitaro Nishida (1870-1945), tried to promote their studies and to help each other during that diffi cult, catastrophic period; especially, how Miyake and Shimomura, pupils of Nishida, made great eff orts to reconstruct Japanese philosophical society and to lead incoming scholars to the principle of academic philosophy and of "systematic thinking". As for the development of the philosophy of Miyake, one can notice that he already mentioned in that period his turn toward an empiricist standpoint after engaging with the philosophy of mathematics, the phenomenology of Husserl and Heidegger, and the history of philosophy from Greek to Kant and German idealism. This fact demonstrates Miyake's "Humanontology" (Ningensonzairon) which is presented and thematised in his second main work Human Ontology (Tokyo, 1966), makes its appearance much earlier than one had once supposed. (Kiyoshi Sakai)

Journal

  • Jinbun

    Jinbun (7), 137-231, 2008

    Gakushuin University

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007506626
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11869758
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    18817920
  • NDL Article ID
    10295912
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZV1(一般学術誌--一般学術誌・大学紀要)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z71-M19
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  IR 
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