DIPP (2008-2020): Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peace

An ongoing project of which the first phase will last until 2020. The founder of the Toda Institute, Daisaku Ikeda, has produced abundant writing, and has taken action for peace at various levels. He has established a school system, an art museum, a concert association, a newspaper, several magazines, and he has held thousands of dialogues with world famous leaders and ordinary citizens alike.

The research question at the center of the DIPP project is:

"What is Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peace?"

There are today (2009) more than 20 research centers devoted to Ikeda's work in China, and others are appearing all over the world. A growing number of graduate students are focusing on his philosophy. One of the main research problems is what perspective to take in order to analyze Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peace. One cannot expect a European rationalist to produce the same systematization of his work as a Chinese confucianist or an African post-colonialist

The goal of this project is to create a database of different research efforts in order to create a coherent picture of the many facets of Ikeda's philosophy of peace by the year 2020. The first project to be considered is the manuscript of a book based on a PhD thesis on "Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peace" presented at the University of Bradford, UK, on 6 March 2006.

A synopsis of the manuscript can be found here.