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German Literature and Philosophy, Japanese Culture and Philosophy

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  • 1976.04

    Hiroshima University   Faculty of Literature   Western History   Graduated

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  • 1984.04

    Hiroshima University  Graduate School, Division of Foreign Language  Doctor Course  Completed

  • 1981.04

    Hiroshima University  Graduate School, Division of Foreign Language  Master Course  Accomplished credits for doctoral program

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  • 2007

    Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft für Sozialwissenschaften

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  • European literature


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  • Th. W. Adorno "Kierkegaard. Construction of the Aesthetic"

    Th.W. Adorno, Yasuo Yamamoto (Part: Single Work , Range: Th. W. Adorno "Kierkegaard. Construction of the Aesthetic" )

    Misuzu Shobo  1998.05 ISBN: 978-4622030829

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    Adorno's first work. The author interprets Kierkegaard's work not from his philosophical intentions, but rather from metaphors used to explain his philosophical concepts. So re-interpreted, Kierkegaard's work is not as a "philosophy unto death", what his philosophy potentially was, as he resolves all the concrete individuals into an abstract religious sphere, but rather an “aesthetic" work. The ephemeral moments of fragmental metaphors construct a place where concrete things can pass over directly to religious transcendence. It is, according to the author, the sphere of "aesthetic", e.g. the place of art.

  • Primitive Chritianity

    Rudolf Bultmann, Seiichi Yagi, Yasuo Yamamoto (Part: Joint Translation , Range: Primitive Christianity in Its Contemporary Setting )

    Shinkyo Shuppan  1992.09 ISBN: 4-400-10506-7

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    "Primitive Christianity in Its Contemporary Setting" translation in Japanese. Bultmann takes an intellectual distance from the traditional Eurocentric view of Christianity, fully reflecting the continuity from the ancient world (Greece and Hebrew), as well as not ignoring great influences from the contemporary Hellenistic religions. He describes the “Primitive Christianity" as a syncretistic religion in which various influences flowed in, emphasizing it was of universal significance as an "existence understanding"