i read one (1) chapter of An Inquiry Into The Good on my way to the movie theater and immediately developed a headache, so it's going well

nishida's preface to the book says "if you're reading this book for the first time, you should start with part 2 and go back to part 1 later" and i was just like "god, i wish there were some way you could, using numbers, communicate the order in which parts of a book were meant to be read. what a tremendous technology that would be."

the copy i'm reading also has an "introduction" by one of the translators that is basically just a shorter and less comprehensible summary of nishida's main arguments in the book itself with some unhelpful euler diagrams and i'm like, masao abe, my dude, i don't think you know what an introduction is

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