By Nobushige Sawada (auth.), Francis Gen-Ichiro Nagasaka, Robert S. Cohen (eds.)

The appropriate achievements of eastern arithmetic and traditional sciences through the moment 1/2 our twentieth century were a revival, a Renaissance, of the sensible sciences built in addition to the flip towards Western considering within the overdue nineteenth century. The both admirable result of jap philosophers (and historians) of technology in our time upon a interval much less congenial to Western pursuits within the philosophical questions associated with sleek technology; and this reluctance to confront the epistemology, no longer even the humane importance, of the sciences went besides devotion to different Western tendencies. hence, with the 'new' Japan of the Meiji recovery of 1868, and the early creation of Western philosophy within the next decade by way of Nishi Amane, a interval of highbrow allure to utilitarian, positivist, evolutionary, even materialist outlooks was once quickly changed via devotion to scholarly paintings on Kant and Hegel, on moral and basic philosophical idealism. those reviews usually may possibly emulate the serious spirit (the thinker Onishe Hajime, praised for his personal serious independence, used to be referred to as the japanese Kant) however the neo­ Kantian and neo-Hegelian advancements weren't a lot suffering from both empirical sciences or theoretical speculations approximately Nature. The pre-eminent thinker of Japan ofthe first 1/2 our century was once Nishida Kitaro, with a pioneering treatise A learn of the nice, who, along with his major scholar Tanabe Hajime, shaped the 'Kyoto tuition' of pre-war philosophy.

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Linguistic behavior is merely a part of human behavior and belongs to the "natural history of mankind" just as eating, drinking, walking, or playing. 27 Nevertheless, there is no doubt that all forms of human behavior and social intercourse which are natural to man have been taken over and completed by linguistic behavior or the language game. The activities of man, who possesses and uses language, will reach the summit of abstraction and refinement, and it may quite plausibily be thought that the forms of the linguistic activities which are originally a mere part of human behavior determine in turn the basic, general structure of human behavior.

Japanese Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 21-32. © 1998 Kluwer Academic Publishers. 22 HIDEKICHI NAKAMURA with respect to the event. M. Martin and J. Kim, an event will henceforth be denoted by: < x,P,t > (1) And further, if something is to be designated as a particular object, certain conditions must be satisfied. Martin and Kim propose the following as the conditions: (i) (existence condition): an event < x, P, t > exists if and only if a substance x possesses a certain set of properties P at a particular time t, and (ii) (identity condition): < x,P, t >=< y, Q, t' > if and only if x = y,P = Q, t = t' (2) where "P" designates a motion, change, or state of "x", and "t" a temporal location, and "x" a substance.

Kennedy died one day after he had been shot, how can we speak of them as being the same action if the same action should occupy the same time? It is quite odd to say that Sirhan killed R. Kennedy exactly when he shot R. Kennedy, though certainly he brought about Kennedy's death by shooting him. This oddity is even more remarkable if we consider the following story. Tom, a resistance fighter, intended to stop the advance of the German army, tried to blow up a bridge, which was to be crossed by the army in five hours.

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