Hayashi Tatsuo

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Hayashi Tatsuo ( Japanese 林 達夫 ; born November 20, 1896 in Tokyo ; † April 25, 1984 ) was a Japanese philosopher, literary and cultural critic.

The diplomatic son Hayashi grew up in Seattle. He studied philosophy with Nishida Kitarō at the University of Kyoto . He became professor of cultural history at Tōyō University and also taught at Tsudajuku - and Hōsei University . After the Second World War he took over the management of the publishing house Chūōkōron Shinsha . Hayashi mainly worked in the field of Western intellectual history. In 1972 he was awarded the Asahi Prize .