Yuko Ishihara

I am currently teaching Japanese philosophy at the College of Global Liberal Arts (an all-English program) at Ritsumeikan University in Osaka, Japan. My research interest lies in the intersection of modern Japanese philosophy (Kyoto School tradition in particular) and classical phenomenology. For my PhD dissertation, I worked on a comparative study of Martin Heidegger’s and Nishida Kitaro’s critical engagements with transcendental philosophy in the late 1920s. My recent research focuses on the topic of play and playfulness and how modern philosophers, both eastern and western, have turned to the notion of play to overcome the metaphysics of subjectivity.

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