Myth and Ideology: Philosophy of Political Action in Japan [Paperback]

Fernando Wirtz (Author)

ISBN: 9788869774300 | Published by: Mimesis International | Series: Philosophy | Year of Publication: 2023 | Language: English 100p, H210 x W140 (mm)
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Myth and Ideology


The Kyoto School was the most important philosophical current in Japan during the 20th century. In the context of a growing interest in Japanese philosophy, as well as in non-European philosophy in general, this essay represents the first attempt to set the political thought of Kiyoshi Miki (1897-1945) and Jun Tosaka (1900-1945) in dialogue with contemporary thought. Miki and Tosaka were both leftist thinkers interested in thinking through political action “from below.” This book introduces their concepts of “basic experience” and “everydayness” through conversation with contemporary theories of speculative realism, especially that of Mark Fisher. According to Miki and Tosaka, social myths are not just fictions but political “objects” with a life of their own, capable of generating political subjects and subverting the dominant ideology.

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