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Manga Introduction to Philosophy
: An Exploration of Time, Existence, the Self, and the Meaning of Life
(2013, 2021 Tokyo Philosophy Project)

Masahiro Morioka (text, original drawings)
Nyancofu Terada (cartoons)

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This is perhaps the world’s first book in which a philosopher himself illustrates his own philosophical investigation into hard problems on time, being, solipsism, and life, in the form of “Manga.”

This is not a book that illustrates the history of philosophy or great philosophers’ ideas such as Logicomix. Original drawings (230 pages) were prepared by me, and the final drawings were made by the professional cartoonist Nyancofu Terada.

You can see some original drawings by Masahiro Morioka here:

Chapter 1 
"What isTime?"

Chapter 2 
"What is Existence?"

Chapter 3 
"What is ’I’?"

Chapter 4 
"What is Life?"

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Publication Data

Kodansha, Kodansha-Shinsho series No.2216, Tokyo, July.18,2013, 280 pages, 842 yen, written in Japanese.

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French translation is now under way.

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