『華厳経』と『モナドロジー』 : 村上俊江におけるライプニッツ受容 Kegon-Gyo and Leibniz's Monadology. Leibniz Reception in Toshie Murakami
Literature on Philosophy or the history of religion sometimes suggests that Leibniz's Monadology (1714) and Kegon-Gyô - also known as the Buddhist philosophical tradition introduced into Japan from China in the eighth century - present almost the same content in many respects. However, no text-orientated precise analysis of the theme was made until Toshie Murakami (1871-1957) wrote Raibunittsu-shi to Kegon-shû (Mr. Leibniz and Kegon\Buddhism) as his graduation thesis, originally presented to the Imperial University of Tokyo in 1896. The first and only contribution to the topic by Murakami, however, remained unknown until his paper was collected in Kegon Shiso (The Thought of Kegon), edited by Hajime Nakamura in 1960. At that point, for the first time, one realized the solid contribution Murakami had made not only to Leibniz Studies but also to Philosophy of East-West Dialog. Murakami concludes in his article that there is no difference between Leibniz's concept of "monad" and the Buddhistic idea of "Jijimuge"（事々無礙) or the doctrine of the Kegon school that every individual already comes out from itself and that, at the same time, it goes into each other without any barrier.
東洋文化研究 16, 326-356, 2014-03