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The body : toward an Eastern mind-body theory / Yuasa Yasuo ; edited by Thomas P. Kasulis ; translated by Nagatomo Shigenori, Thomas P. Kasulis.

By: Yuasa, Yasuo.
Contributor(s): Kasulis, Thomas P, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: SUNY series in Buddhist studies: Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1987Description: vii, 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0887064698; 9780887064692; 088706468X (pbk.); 9780887064685 (pbk.).Uniform titles: Shintai. English Subject(s): Mind and body -- Japan | Human body (Philosophy) -- Japan | Philosophy, JapaneseDDC classification: 128/.2 Other classification: 08.36
Partial contents:
WATSUJI Tetsuro's view of the body -- NISHIDA Kitaro's view of the body -- Method and attitude in studying Eastern Thought -- What is cultivation [shugyo]? -- Theories of artistry [geido] -- Dogen -- Kukai -- Contemporary philosophical mind-body theories -- Dual structure of the mind-body relationship -- Eastern meditation.
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Translation of: Shintai.

Bibliography: p. [241]-251.

Includes index.

WATSUJI Tetsuro's view of the body -- NISHIDA Kitaro's view of the body -- Method and attitude in studying Eastern Thought -- What is cultivation [shugyo]? -- Theories of artistry [geido] -- Dogen -- Kukai -- Contemporary philosophical mind-body theories -- Dual structure of the mind-body relationship -- Eastern meditation.

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A superb translation by Kasulis and Nagatomo of Yuasa's analysis comparing Japanese and European approaches to the relation between mind and body. Japanese views discussed include Watsuji Tetfuro-'s critique of Heidegger, emphasizing the spatiality and sociability of personal existence; Nishida Kitaro-'s notion of ``acting intuition,'' distinguishing between ``bright consciousness'' (self-awareness) and ``dark consciousness'' (precognizant source of spontaneous creativity and insight); Buddhist self-cultivation techniques of religious meditation and artistic creativity and criticism; Do-gen's emphasis on zazen and Ku-kai's description of the ten stages of mind and the erotic dimension of religious experience. European views discussed include the post-Cartesian positions of Bergson, Merleau-Ponty, and Sartre, along with contemporary theories of neurophysiology and psychoanalysis. Yuasa emphasizes the complementarity of the two traditions, noting that the Japanese and Buddhist approaches focus on techniques for deepening the integration of mind and body, while the European strategy focuses on the mechanics of such integration. Editor Kasulis provides an introduction and useful summaries of each of its three parts. Appropriate for advanced students.-F.G. Sturm, University of New Mexico

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Yuasa Yasuo studied ethics under Watsuji Tetsuro at Tokyo University and developed a broad background in Western philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, Asian thought, and Japanese cultural history. His many books in Japanese span the range of these interests. Since the late 1970s, his work increasingly has focused on theories of the body in Asian and Western philosophy, religion, and medicine. His own theorizing has been toward discovering a model of mind-body function true to the insights of these varied traditions. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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