Andrea Leonardi
   Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of Italian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2024/03
Type Academic Paper
Title Nishida Kitarō’s Self-Aware System of Universals
The Body as Incarnation of the Absolute
Contribution Type Single author
Journal 京都外国語『IGNIS』
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Page (3),pp.1-20
Total page number 20
Responsible for すべて
Authorship Lead author
Details Nishida’s self-aware system of universals is often disregarded and seen as a temporary diversion in the progression of his philosophy. However, this system represents an innovative advancement of the concept of place and deserves comprehensive analysis on its own merits. Furthermore,
it contains numerous elements that anticipate subsequent developments in Nishida’s philosophy. By
examining the system’s primary characteristics we can gain valuable insight into its significance.
Additionally, this essay highlights the overlooked concept of the body as the noematic content of
the universal of self-awareness. Not only does this concept present Nishida’s initial original solution
to the mind-body problem, but it also serves as a foundation for his subsequent exploration of the
historical body. Lastly, I consider the two main theoretical challenges that contributed to the neglect
of the system in Nishida’s later years.