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Philosophy Prof. Published in Oxford Handbook

Erin McCarthy, professor of philosophy and Asian studies and chair of the Department of Philosophy, was published in the prestigious Oxford Handbook series.

The article, titled "Watsuji Tetsurō: The Mutuality of Climate and Culture and an Ethics of Betweenness," was published in The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy.

Tetsurō was a was a contemporary of the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy’s founder Nishida Kitarō. In his first major philosophical work, Fūdo or Climate and Culture, written partly in response to Heidegger’s Being and Time, Watsuji develops the idea of fūdo or milieu (often translated into English as “climate”).