Dōgen Zenji no shisō-teki kenkyū 道元禅師の思想的研究 (Studies in Dōgen Zenji’s thought) by Tsunoda Tairyū 角田泰隆 (review)

Dōgen Zenji no shisō-teki kenkyū 道元禅師の思想的研究 (Studies in Dōgen Zenji’s... BOOK REVIEWS Dgen Zenji no shis-teki kenky (Studies in Dgen Zenji's thought). By Tsunoda Tairy . Tokyo: Shunjsha, 2015. Pp. 672. 25000 ¥, isbn 978-4-393-11317-2. Reviewed by Eitan Bolokan School of Philosophy, Tel-Aviv University eitan.shin@gmail.com Tsunoda Tairy (b. 1957) of Komazawa University is one of the foremost authorities on shgaku , or "St theology," in Japanese academia, and a leading philologist of Dgen's writings, in particular the Shbgenz (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye). Tsunoda's ongoing investigation of Dgen's philosophy culminated in the year 2015 when his extensive study Dgen Zenji no shis-teki kenky (Studies in Dgen Zenji's thought) was published by Shunjsha. Tsunoda opens by introducing the fundamental methodologies that constitute St theological scholarship. The first is sanky , or scholarship based on one's faith in the tradition. With sanky, Tsunoda argues, the standpoint of faith renders scholarship as more of a subjective rather than a critical endeavor (p. 5). The second methodological approach is kenky , or scientific research. This point of view, Tsunoda proposes, is inherently more objective than the sanky method, and tends to depart from sectarian dispositions (pp. 5­6). Nonetheless, these two paradigms are constantly in dialogue, and he sees both as representing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Dōgen Zenji no shisō-teki kenkyū 道元禅師の思想的研究 (Studies in Dōgen Zenji’s thought) by Tsunoda Tairyū 角田泰隆 (review)

Philosophy East and West, Volume 67 (1) – Dec 28, 2017

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BOOK REVIEWS Dgen Zenji no shis-teki kenky (Studies in Dgen Zenji's thought). By Tsunoda Tairy . Tokyo: Shunjsha, 2015. Pp. 672. 25000 ¥, isbn 978-4-393-11317-2. Reviewed by Eitan Bolokan School of Philosophy, Tel-Aviv University eitan.shin@gmail.com Tsunoda Tairy (b. 1957) of Komazawa University is one of the foremost authorities on shgaku , or "St theology," in Japanese academia, and a leading philologist of Dgen's writings, in particular the Shbgenz (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye). Tsunoda's ongoing investigation of Dgen's philosophy culminated in the year 2015 when his extensive study Dgen Zenji no shis-teki kenky (Studies in Dgen Zenji's thought) was published by Shunjsha. Tsunoda opens by introducing the fundamental methodologies that constitute St theological scholarship. The first is sanky , or scholarship based on one's faith in the tradition. With sanky, Tsunoda argues, the standpoint of faith renders scholarship as more of a subjective rather than a critical endeavor (p. 5). The second methodological approach is kenky , or scientific research. This point of view, Tsunoda proposes, is inherently more objective than the sanky method, and tends to depart from sectarian dispositions (pp. 5­6). Nonetheless, these two paradigms are constantly in dialogue, and he sees both as representing

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