You are invited to a lecture on Wednesday June 12, 2019 by Professor John. W Krummel, associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. This talk will focus on the work of Emil Lask, interpreted as a bridge from Kant to phenomenology through a kind of self-deconstruction from within Neo-Kantianism, bringing it towards closure. In addition, it will argue as well that it provides a bridge from Kant to the Kyoto School (京都学派) of philosophy in Japan.

This is the tenth instalment in the “TUJ Philosophy Lecture Series,” organized by Professor Jordanco Sekulovski.

The TUJ Philosophy Lecture Series is a non-profit forum of Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) for the promotion of critical thinking. The lectures are free, open to the public, and feature speakers from various universities around the world. The lecture series is a great way to learn about recent research in philosophy and in the humanities as a whole.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
19:00–20:30 (doors open at 18:30)
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall, 1F The Parliament Student Lounge (access)
Not required

About the Lecturer

John W.M. Krummel is associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He has a PhD in philosophy from the New School for Social Research and a PhD in religion from Temple University. He is author of Nishida Kitarō’s Chiasmatic Chorology: Place of Dialectic, Dialectic of Place (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015). His writings on topics such as Heidegger, Nishida, Reiner Schürmann, imagination, and buddhist philosophy have appeared in a variety of philosophy journals and books. He is also the editor of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy: A Reader (London: Roman & Littlefield International, forthcoming) and co-translator of, and author of the introduction for, Place and Dialectic: Two Essays by Nishida Kitarō (NYC: Oxford University Press, 2011), and has translated other works from Japanese and German into English. He is co-editor for Social Imaginaries (Zeta Books), assistant editor of The Journal of Japanese Philosophy (SUNY Pres), and the president of the International Association for Japanese Philosophy.