Otaka Tomoo’s Conception of Sovereignty as Nomos: A Phenomenological Interpretation

Toru Yaegashi, Genki Uemura

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Abstract

The present chapter deals with a controversy on the Japanese sovereignty between Otaka Tomoo (1899–1956) and his colleague Miyazawa Toshiyoshi (1899–1976) in the period from 1947 to 1950. After the overview of the controversy, we introduce a set of philosophical ideas from Otaka’s writings published before 1945 as a background for his theory of so-called Nomos-sovereignty. With this framework at hand, we reinterpret Otaka’s position in the controversy with Miyazawa, and we disclose a phenomenological philosophy of law, which Otaka pursued as a student of Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology, although he did not realize this himself.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTetsugaku Companions to Japanese Philosophy
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages131-145
Number of pages15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameTetsugaku Companions to Japanese Philosophy
Volume3
ISSN (Print)2662-2181
ISSN (Electronic)2662-219X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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