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Japanese Environmental Philosophy$
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J. Baird Callicott and James McRae

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190456320

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456320.001.0001

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KUKI Shūzō and Platonism

KUKI Shūzō and Platonism

Nature, Love, and Morality

Chapter:
(p.159) Chapter 9 KUKI Shūzō and Platonism
Source:
Japanese Environmental Philosophy
Author(s):

Yamauchi Tomosaburō

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456320.003.0010

The aesthetic system of Japanese philosopher KUKI Shūzō exposes the value systems at the heart of our current environmental crisis. Kuki’s anthropology and aesthetics stand in sharp contrast to the Platonic metaphysics that forms the historical basis of Western value schemes. By focusing on becoming and nothingness rather than the permanence of the forms, Kuki develops a philosophy in which the love of nature is the fundamental ground of value. This forms the basis of an environmental aesthetic and ethic in which human flourishing is ultimately tied to the good of the environment.

Keywords:   Kuki Shuzo, aesthetics, environmental aesthetics, Plato, love of nature

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