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Ito Jinsai's Gomo jigi and the philosophical definition of early modern Japan / by John Allen Tucker
Bib ID 1982016
Format BookBook
Author
Ito, Jinsai, 1627-1705
 
Uniform Title Gomo jigi. English
Description Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998 
xiv, 282 p. : port. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9004109927 (alkaline paper) (cloth)
Series

Brill's Japanese studies library, 0925-6512 ; v. 7.

Summary

This volume presents the first unabridged translation of Ito Jinsai's (1627-1705) masterwork, the Gomo jigi (Philosophical Lexicography of the Analects and Mencius, 1705), into any western language. The extensively annotated translation opens with a brief textual study of the Gomo jigi and an intellectual biography of Jinsai. While highlighting the Neo-Confucian text, the author suggests that the Gomo jigi espouses a systematic philosophical worldview for chonin, or townspeople, living in the ancient imperial capital, Kyoto, even during an age of ascendant samurai power. Those interested in Chinese and East Asian philosophy will find it enlightening since the topics that Jinsai addresses are also seminal ones in those fields.

Full contents
  • The Gomo jigi, Preface
  • I. The Way of Heaven
  • II. The Decree of Heaven
  • III. The Way
  • IV. Principle
  • V. Virtue
  • VI. Humaneness, Rightness, Propriety, Wisdom
  • VII. The Mind
  • VIII. Human Nature
  • IX. The Mind's Four Beginnings
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-270) and index.

Subjects Confucius. Lun yu.  |  Mencius. Meng-tzu.  |  Philosophy, Confucian -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Tucker, John Allen

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