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Author Cheung, Ching yuen
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Netherlands
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Philosophy & psychology ♦ Theory of philosophy
Subject Keyword Nishida Kitarō 西田幾多郎 ♦ Body ♦ Acting intuition ♦ Rhythm ♦ Situatedness ♦ Non-Western Philosophy ♦ Philosophy of Religion ♦ Ethics ♦ Chinese ♦ Religious Studies
Abstract In this paper, I shall discuss Nishida’s 西田 philosophy of body from the aspects of acting intuition, rhythm, and situatedness. Pure experience used to be the starting point of Nishida’s early philosophy. In his later philosophy, however, the keyword in Nishida’s philosophy is no longer “experience” but “acting.” It is neither “I think therefore I am” nor “I will therefore I am,” but “I act therefore I am.” As the organ of acting intuition, body is one of the most important philosophical concepts in Nishida’s later philosophy. I shall interpret the philosophy of acting intuition as a phenomenology of rhythm. Also, I shall argue that acting intuition can be understood as a situated action. For Nishida, our body is historical: I am not a knowing body, but an acting body.
ISSN 15403009
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-11-18
Publisher Place Dordrecht
e-ISSN 15697274
Journal Dao
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 4
Page Count 17
Starting Page 507
Ending Page 523


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