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Darwin, Dharma, and the divine : evolutionary theory and religion in modern Japan

Author: G Clinton Godart
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017]
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The religious transmission of evolutionary theory in Meiji-era Japan -- Evolution, individuals, and the kokutai -- The dharma after Darwin : Meiji Buddhism and the embrace of evolution -- The promise of utopia : socialist Darwinism and evolutionary utopianism -- "Evolutionary theory is the superstition of modernity" -- Kannon's enduring embrace.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Clinton Godart
ISBN: 9780824858513 0824858514
OCLC Number: 989877630
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: x, 301 Seiten. : Illustrationen. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Responsibility: G. Clinton Godart.

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Examines the history of evolutionary theory in Japan. Bringing to life more than a century of ideas, G. Clinton Godart examines how and why Japanese intellectuals, religious thinkers of different  Read more...

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