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Karatani Kojin’s Interpretation of Ito Jinsai: Focused on the Critic of ‘Immanence = Transcendence’ Concept

  • Journal of Humanities, Seoul National University
  • 2019, 76(4), pp.295-324
  • DOI : 10.17326/jhsnu.76.4.201911.295
  • Publisher : Institute of Humanities, Seoul National University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : October 6, 2019
  • Accepted : November 7, 2019
  • Published : November 30, 2019

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ABSTRACT

It is noted that the ‘Immanence = Transcendence’ concept is a characteristic of Eastern Philosophy⋅Ethics. However, according to Karatani Kojin, that concept is not that exceptional but in fact is associated with a long legacy of western idealism. Karatani calls the structure of philosophical argument ‘solipsism’. The critical characteristic of the solipsism is an attitude that the one which is correct to me is always correct to the other. On solipsism, ‘the other’ who should be subject to ethical consideration subordinates to the circuit of ‘generality – specificity’, so in the end, it is treated as a being that is not different from ‘I’. Karatani notices Wittgenstein’s late language philosophy in order to overcome that kind of philosophical problem. Furthermore, Karatani notes that there are linguistic and ethical transformations, such as Wittgenstein in the criticism of Ito Jinsai’s Neo-Confucianism. While criticizing Neo-Confucianism, Ito Jinsai’s perception of emphasizing on virtue practice and teaching comes from the dialogue and ironic reality of the text of “The Analects”.

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