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Begriff und Bild der modernen japanischen Philosophie (Concept and image of modern Japanese philosophy) ed. by Raji C. Steineck, Elena Louisa Lange, Paulus Kaufmann (review)

Begriff und Bild der modernen japanischen Philosophie (Concept and image of modern Japanese... stages of the Chan path" (p. 15). These anecdotes forego abstract discussions of theory in favor of personal reflections; incitements through preaching, maxims, or catchphrases; and epistles to lay devotees that highlight the ebb and flow of everyday preparation, including the effects of the so-called Chan malady or psychosomatic illness linked to the anxiety and doubt invariably incurred as a necessary step in the cue training method. One concern I have is with the longer translated version of the title that is cited on the first page of the Introduction but that was abbreviated for the book's main title: Whip for Spurring Students Onward Through the Chan Barrier Checkpoints. Although Broughton offers an explanation in a lengthy footnote that is somewhat convincing, it should be pointed out that this rendering covers just the four Chinese characters of the Chan'guan cejin . There are two main issues here. First, "whip" () is accurate in referring to how a horse is prodded but could refer more to the abstract notion of an exhortation with urgent admonitions for disciples rather than a physical item; see also passage number 111 with the discussion in note 96 (pp. 167­168). Second, it seems sufficient http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Begriff und Bild der modernen japanischen Philosophie (Concept and image of modern Japanese philosophy) ed. by Raji C. Steineck, Elena Louisa Lange, Paulus Kaufmann (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 65 (4) – Oct 23, 2015

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stages of the Chan path" (p. 15). These anecdotes forego abstract discussions of theory in favor of personal reflections; incitements through preaching, maxims, or catchphrases; and epistles to lay devotees that highlight the ebb and flow of everyday preparation, including the effects of the so-called Chan malady or psychosomatic illness linked to the anxiety and doubt invariably incurred as a necessary step in the cue training method. One concern I have is with the longer translated version of the title that is cited on the first page of the Introduction but that was abbreviated for the book's main title: Whip for Spurring Students Onward Through the Chan Barrier Checkpoints. Although Broughton offers an explanation in a lengthy footnote that is somewhat convincing, it should be pointed out that this rendering covers just the four Chinese characters of the Chan'guan cejin . There are two main issues here. First, "whip" () is accurate in referring to how a horse is prodded but could refer more to the abstract notion of an exhortation with urgent admonitions for disciples rather than a physical item; see also passage number 111 with the discussion in note 96 (pp. 167­168). Second, it seems sufficient

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Published: Oct 23, 2015

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