In Religion and Nothingness
the top consultant of the Kyoto institution of Philosophy lays the basis of suggestion for an international within the making, for an international united past the diversities of East and West. Keiji Nishitani notes the irreversible development of Western civilization to nihilism, and singles out the conquest of nihilism as the
job for modern philosophy. Nihility, or relative nothingness, can purely be conquer through being radicalized to vacancy, or absolute nothingness. Taking absolute nothingness because the primary inspiration in rational factors of the japanese event of human existence, Professor Nishitani examines the relevance of this thought for modern existence, and particularly for Western philosophical theories and spiritual believes. far and wide his simple goal continues to be an identical: to direct our glossy obstacle to a answer via this insight.
The problem that the concept of Keiji Nishitani offers to the West, as a contemporary model of an japanese speculative culture that's every piece as previous and as variegated as our personal, is person who brings into harmony the main of truth and the primary of salvation. within the approach, one conventional Western proposal after one other comes less than scrutiny: the dichotomy of religion and cause, of being and substance, the private and transcendent notions of God, the exaggerated position given to the realizing ego, or even the Judeo-Christian view of historical past itself.
Religion and Nothingness represents the key paintings of 1 of Japan's strongest and dedicated philosophical minds.