- マテシス・ウニウェルサリス (ISSN:13452770)
- vol.16, no.2, pp.229-262, 2015-03
Abstract: Hajime Tanabe (1885-1962) wrote a thesis titled "Todesdialektik " for the Festschrift that was published to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Martin Heidegger (1889-1976).In that thesis Tanabe criticizes the way of thinking of Heidegger concerning his concept of death, that is to say, "Sein zum Tode", advocating Tanabe's own philosophy of death in defiance of the philosophy of life such as that of Heidegger. We have rendered explicit the way how Tanabe can achieve the development from his own ideas of absolute dialectics into the philosophy of death through confronting the philosophy of Heidegger. At the same time, we have examined whether the criticism of Tanabe against Heidegger proves to be right or not. In my opinion, each philosopher has a different eye as well as a different target on the matter to be concerned with: while Heidegger tries to bring "Sein als solches",that is to say, Being as it is, to light, Tanabe is concerned with the dialectically unifying death with life, that is, a unification process between nothingnessand being. However the criticism of Tanabe grapples with some urgent problems of the present day in the time of dominance of scientism, while Heidegger tackles the traditional metaphysical problems of Being as in the past.