Download e-book for kindle: Building Waves (Japanese Literature Series) by Taeko Tomioka, Louise Heal Kawai

Download e-book for kindle: Building Waves (Japanese Literature Series) by Taeko Tomioka, Louise Heal Kawai

By Taeko Tomioka, Louise Heal Kawai

It's the early eighties, and the housing is booming. formerly unpopulated mountainous components of the japanese nation-state are being leveled to house new waves of individuals. equally, a brand new wave of feminism, rather a metamorphosis in attitudes towards marriage and child-rearing, is transforming into one of the girls of Japan. either the actual and social landscapes are in flux. In her early forties, married, and childless via selection, Kyoko has no compunction approximately getting what she desires. but if she starts off a dating with a guy who's as conventional and conformist as they arrive, the result's from time to time uncomfortable, at others comical, yet eventually fatal.

Beautifully written through Taeko Tomioka, a well known poet, construction Waves is usually droll in tone, yet consistently touching in its portrayal of a tradition divided, and eventually swept away, by means of ferocious waves of switch.

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In opposition to Nyaya-Vaise�ika' s realism and empiricism, Vedanta phi­ losophers refused to admit the reality of the world of appearance and posited only a transcendental world of spirit . Any apparent multiplicity in perceptual experience was dismissed as illusory , and all diversity or change was explained as a transformation of the energies of the single , universal Brahman. In Kantian terms , Brahman was the "thing-in­ itself," the ground of phenomenal appearance . If the Nyaya school represented scientific empiricism to European readers , the monistic Ve­ danta could be nothing other than an Indian version of the idealism of Kant, Schopenhauer, Fichte , and Hegel .

W . Rhys Davids and Hermann Oldenberg , that the Pali sources were far from sufficient for understanding Buddhist philosophy and he had stressed the necessity of studying the later S anskrit and Tibetan texts . He was responsible for producing a definitive edition of Nagarjuna ' s Mulamadhyamaka­ karikas, ! 6 with Candraklrti ' s Prasannapada , from three separate S anskrit versions and one Tibetan translation . La Vallee Poussin had suggested , in his controversial study , Nirva�La ( 1 925) , that genuine B uddhism, which in his estimation did not include Madhyamika, was not inherently nihilistic .

Kantian readers demanded a distinction between noumena and phenomena. PrakJ:ti and puru�a were both noumenal , both ultimately real . khya dualism. The Nyaya was , in their estimation, the Indian version of European empiricist realism, complete with meticu­ lous analyses of inference and an emphasis on perception as the most valid source of knowledge . The Naiyayikas were portrayed as the con­ summate logicians of India and as believers in the most extreme kind of metaphysical realism. All of experience was classifiable into discrete categories .

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