O pensamento de Nishitani e o Budismo (Hisao Matsumaru)

Pretendo esclarecer o fundamento daquilo que penso ser o ponto de partida do pensamento presente nas duas obras centrais de Keiji Nishitani (1900-1990), a saber, Shukyo to wan nani ka (O que é a religião) (Nishitani, 1961) e Zen no tachiba (O ponto de vista do Zen) (Nishitani, 1986). A reflexão de Nishitani pode dar…

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Dying Alone: Kodokushi, Japan’s epidemic of isolation through the eyes of a ‘lonely death’ cleaner

  Homo sunt. Nihil humani a me alienum puto. Lonely deaths, or kodokoshi, are on the rise in Japan. Thousands of elderly people die in their homes without anyone knowing. Sometimes corpses remain undiscovered for weeks or even months, so companies devoted to cleaning up the homes of the dead are increasingly in demand. RTD’s…

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“The Significance of Insignificance : Two Ways to Learn to Die in an Egocentric World” (Jeremy J. Wisnewski)

Journal of Philosophy of Life, vol. 5, no.2 (August 2015):42-61 Abstract: The claim that philosophy is training for death has an astonishing pedigree. In both the East and the West, the oldest philosophical traditions maintain that philosophy’s central function involves coming to terms with mortality. My aim is to sketch two approaches to this question,…

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