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A Study Of Man: Late 1925 To Early 1932

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This chapter examines Miki Kiyoshi's interpretation of the existential nature of man, based primarily on influences from Dilthey, Heidegger, Pascal and Marx, between autumn 1925 and the early part of 1932. During this period his thought is characterised by a gradual process in which French Enlightenment humanism is synthesised with German historical materialism. Historically and culturally this period marks a transition from the relative optimism and liberalism of the Taishō period to the beginnings of a sense of crisis and anxiety during the first years of the Shōwa period, leading to a questioning of Japan's place in the world and what it meant to be Japanese. Miki argues that, ultimately, our goal is to take ownership of the world in order to feel ourselves at one with it. He also argues that man is able to take ownership of the world rather than simply objectifying it.

Keywords: Dilthey; Heidegger; Marx; Miki Kiyoshi; Pascal; Shōwa period; Taishō period

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