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Uji: Analysis of Dōgen’s Language Style as the Formation Ground for his Philosophy

Title in English Uji: Analysis of Dogen’s Language Style as the Formation Ground for his Philosophy


Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The Zen Buddhist DoŻgen remains the most widely read pre-modern Japanese author in modern day philosophy since Meiji period. However, at the same time, his philosophical reception is most fiercely criticized by his denomination, i.e. by scholars of the SoŻtoŻ Zen community. The workshop invites contributors to undermine the common images of Dogen in the monastery, in the denominational studies, or modern academic philosophy. The objective is to bring into play the various discourses on Dogen and to discuss their relation across times and factions in modern and premodern times and to show how and upon which conditions the present day image of Dogen emerged. The challenge remains to establish hermeneutic standards of reading and to propose new, original, and critical interpretations of his texts.

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