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Non-Dualistic Logic in Kitaro Nishida’s “Logic and Life”

September 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Main SpeakerTakushi Odagiri (M.D. Tokyo, Ph.D. Stanford).
He is a postdoctoral research fellow for the Global Asia Initiative at Duke University and a visiting faculty member for the Asian & Middle Eastern Studies department.

** The Center for Comparative Philosophy will provide a light lunch for the workshop. The room will open from 12:00 for people to serve themselves and take a seat.




Nishida, Kitarō (1870-1945) is a twentieth-century Japanese philosopher. Influenced by Fichte and Hegel, Nishida’s philosophical work is often compared with Lebensphilosophie [philosophy of life], the intellectual trend that came on the scene around the turn of the 20th century. In this reading workshop, we will read and discuss the first few sections of “Logic and Life” (1936), in which Nishida talks about the origin of logic based on his non-dualism.


The reading “Logic and Life” can be found at:

Or search “Place and Two Dialectic: Two Essays.”

The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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