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Complete draft translation of Nishida Kitarō’s “Absolute-contradictory Self-identity” (First published in Thought, No. 202, March, 1939, Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo, Japan) [「絶対矛盾的自己同一」、千九百三十九年三月初発、『思想』、岩波書店、東京]. Introduction, conceptual apparatus/glossary, substantive line edits, corrections, revisions, and notes underway. Please contact translator before citing. All rights reserved, Christopher Southward (2018). Source, Aozora Bunko (a digital archive of Japanese-language works in the public domain): Current text:; General:



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