Search - List of Books by Eugen Herrigel
"The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede." -- Eugen Herrigel
Eugen Herrigel (20 March 1884 in Lichtenau, Baden-WŘrttemberg - 18 April 1955 in Partenkirchen, Bavaria) was a German philosopher who taught philosophy at Tohoku Imperial University in Sendai, Japan, from 1924-1929 and introduced Zen to large parts of Europe through his writings.
Total Books: 27
While living in Japan from 1924 to 1929, he studied ky?d?, traditional Japanese archery, under Awa Kenz˘ (1880-1939), a prominent master of the art, in the hope of furthering his understanding of Zen. In July 1929 he returned to Germany and was given a chair for philosophy at the University of Erlangen. In 1937 Herrigel joined the Nazi Party.