Japanese philosophy has many different traditions that have together woven a fascinating tapestry of meaning and perspective. Think of Buddhism, Shinto, the samurai warrior’s code, and the modern salaryman’s work ethic. To a casual observer, this mix may seem wildly diverse, complex, and different to our own. Where to begin?
To start us off, Fréderique Petit will take us on a brief tour of familiar Japanese cultural expressions to show how different philosophical traditions have been rooted in everyday life. We’ll get a grasp on everything from manga to ramen, Zen gardens and karaoke.
After this lecture you can consider yourself prepared for part 2, where we’ll go more in depth into contemporary Japanese philosophies of nothingness.
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