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The Nature of Individuals’ Praxis in Tanabe Hajime’s Philosophy of Religion

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  • 田辺元の宗教哲学における個の行為の性質
  • タナベ モト ノ シュウキョウ テツガク ニ オケル コ ノ コウイ ノ セイシツ

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<p>It is well known that Tanabe Hajime (1885-1962) considered individuals’ praxis as a core concept of his philosophy. This paper aims to clarify the nature of individuals’ praxis especially in his philosophy of religion: “metanoetics” (1944-1953). For this purpose, we have to go back to the works before “metanoetics,” as Tanabe did not explain about praxis in detail during “metanoetics.” In other words, the definition of praxis is formed in a dialectic manner and we need to trace the definitions of praxis.</p> <br> <p>“Metanoetics” is a standpoint which emerged from critically reexamining of the “logic of species.” In the “logic of the species,” which sticks to being rational, individuals’ praxis is considered as obedience to the state, especially during 1939-1941. Anyhow, in “metanoetics” being rational was no longer a requirement for individuals’ praxis. In “metanoetics,” individuals recognize the operation of the Absolute which lies behind the historical world and saves them, and regard what exists in society as means of salvation by the Absolute. Therefore, individuals accept every incident as means of the Absolute to lead them to salvation, so that they can react freely to it. Such free reaction is regarded as individuals’ praxis in “metanoetics.”</p>

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  • CRID
    1390285300174027904
  • NII Article ID
    130007871623
  • NII Book ID
    AN10137020
  • DOI
    10.20679/sprj.37.0_96
  • ISSN
    24241865
    02897105
  • NDL BIB ID
    030425115
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • NDL
    • CiNii Articles
    • KAKEN

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