‘Faith and Reason in Continental and Japanese Philosophy’ by Takeshi Morisato

Published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2019.

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Faith and Reason provides a clear presentation of contemporary comparative philosophy solutions to the problems in philosophy of religion and brings into dialogue the Japanese philosopher Tanabe Hajime of the Kyoto School with his metanoetics, and the Irish philosopher William Desmond’s metaxology, both major figures within their respective traditions, yet rarely discussed in tandem.

While drawing their inspiration from different religious traditions of Christianity and Mahayana Buddhism, these thinkers reconfigure the relation of faith and reason. Significantly, it is also the first study of Tanabe Hajime’s philosophy of religion published in English that consults the original Japanese texts.


Takeshi Morisato is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Research Centre for East Asian Studies (EASt) and at the Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Etude des Religions et de la Laïcité (CIERL), Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

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