Key Themes in Philosophy (Royal Institute of Philosophy by Allen Phillips Griffiths

By Allen Phillips Griffiths

Those reviews of recurrent philosophical subject matters offer a reader for common introductory classes in philosophy. it is going to be worthy to philosophers and their scholars, together with A-Level scholars within the united kingdom.

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However, the explicit assertion of Japanese superiority was rare. Most of the nihonjinron simply focused on Japanese difference. One of the reasons for this was that the earlier introspective and critical mood of post-war opinion had long set the style and tone for subsequent discussions of the Japanese, creating a norm that inhibited the explicit expression of superiority. The nihonjinron: thinking elites' ideas of Japanese uniqueness 27 CONCLUDING REMARKS The nihonjinron is an important intellectual pillar of cultural nationalism in contemporary Japan, but this does not mean that those scholars discussed in this chapter can simplistically be regarded as ‘nationalists’.

INTELLECTUALS AND IDEAS OF NATIONAL DISTINCTIVENESS Intellectuals’ concern with ideas of national distinctiveness is by no means unique to Japan’s intellectual culture. As the discussion proceeds, however, some differences will be observed in the ways in which intellectuals formulate ideas of national distinctiveness depending on different national and historical settings. Through international and historical comparisons and contrasts of various types of intellectuals’ concern with national distinctiveness, the contemporary Japanese experience of the nihonjinron and cultural nationalism will eventually be properly located in a broader comparative and theoretical perspective.

7) Turkists such as Necib Asim argued that the Turks had already possessed their own distinct language and literature before Arabic and Persian influences became dominant, thus calling attention to the Turks’ previous neglect of their own indigenous language and literature. This Turkist movement led to a call for language reform based on the language of the people. In the area of prosody, some writers argued that the aruz meter, taken from the Arabs and Persians and used in Ottoman poetry, did not suit the distinctive structure of Turkish and advocated the use of the original Turkish syllabic meter, based on that used in folk poetry.

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