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Tanabe Hajime

(1885-1962). Japanese philosopher of science who attempted to synthesize Buddhism, Christianity, Marxism, and scientific thought. He taught at Tohoku Imperial University in Sendai and later at Kyoto Imperial University, where he succeeded the foremost modern Japanese philosopher, Nishida Kitarō. Works on Tanabe's syncretic approach to Christian love and Buddhist "nothingness" include Jitsuzon to ai to jissen (1946, Existence, Love, and Praxis) and Kirisutokyo no benshoho (1948, The Dialectic of Christianity). (from "Tanabe Hajime." Encyclopedia Britannica. 2006. Encyclopedia Britannica Premium Service. 31 Mar. 2006 ).

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