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Day: April 6, 2011

Heidegger and the Book of Tea

Heidegger and the Book of Tea

While doing some research on Heidegger’s idea of Dasein this evening, I came across an interesting bit of knowledge I was previously unaware of. Apparently, a Japanese philosopher named Tomonubu Imamichi claims that Heidegger was inspired by his countryman, Okakura Kakuzō’s notion of   das In-der-Welt-sein (to be in the being of the world) expressed in The Book of Tea in an attempt to describe Zhuangzi‘s philosophy for Westerners. Imamichi’s teacher had offered the German translation of The Book of…

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