Japanese and Korean Philosophy

Koji Tanaka

in The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195328998
Published online September 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Japanese and Korean Philosophy


This part of the book starts by stating that the Japanese and Korean traditions of philosophy, when compared with other Asian traditions, present distinctive features. Divisions in Japanese and Korean schools of philosophy are employed and maintained for “practical” reasons. The text here introduces the analysis to follow in this part of the book, stating that it describes the thoughts and ideas developed by Japanese and Korean philosophers and also engages with the issues with which these philosophers grappled.

Keywords: Japanese philosophy; Korean philosophy; issues; Buddhism; schools of philosophy

Article.  1967 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Non-Western Philosophy

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