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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine' demonstrates that evolutionary theory was never passively accepted, but played active and controversial roles in modern Japanese thought.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Godart, G. Clinton.
Darwin, dharma, and the divine.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016028184
(OCoLC)951753573
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Clinton Godart
ISBN: 9780824858650 0824858654 9780824858674 0824858670 9780824873639 0824873637
OCLC Number: 966313350
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 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.
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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