Testurō Watsuji’s Theory of Betweenness: With a Focus on the Two-Person Community

Authors

  • Tatsuya Higaki Osaka University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22230/cjc.2016v41n3a3184

Keywords:

Testurō Watsuji, Betweenness, Kyoto School, Two-person community, L’entre, École de Kyoto, Communauté de deux-personnes

Abstract

This article discusses the problem of betweenness that Tetsurō Watsuji describes in his book Ethics. There, he takes up the very special theme of the two-person community, which seems to be a kind of solipsism-space constituted by two persons closely related to each other. But this contains the possibility, for Watsuji, to develop an examination of the intensive space known as MA, which is not only a subject matter of comparative cultural studies, but also of philosophy.

Cet article traite le problème de l’entre que Tetsurō Watsuji a exploré dans son livre intitulé L’Éthique. Il y approfondit le thème très particulier de la communauté de deux-personnes, qui semble tenir en un espace-solipsisme constitué par deux personnes très intimes. Mais cela ouvre la possibilité, pour Watsuji, d’explorer plus profondément l’espace d’intensité nommé MA, qui intéresse beaucoup de notions non seulement culturelles mais vraiment philosophiques.

Published

2016-07-25