Japan and the Enemies of Open Political Science

Japan and the Enemies of Open Political Science

by David Williams
     
 

The central argument of Japan and the Enemies of Open Political Science is that Eurocentric blindness is not a moral but a scientific failing. In this wide-ranging critique of Western social science, Anglo-American philosophy and French theory, Williams works on the premise that Japan is the most important political system of our time. He explains why social

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The central argument of Japan and the Enemies of Open Political Science is that Eurocentric blindness is not a moral but a scientific failing. In this wide-ranging critique of Western social science, Anglo-American philosophy and French theory, Williams works on the premise that Japan is the most important political system of our time. He explains why social scientists have been so keen to ignore or denigrate Japan's achievements. If social science is to meet the needs of the 'Pacific Century', it requires a sustained act of intellectual demolition and subsequent renewal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415111300
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/15/1995
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Japanese conventions and English usage
1Japan and the European political canon3
2Where are the masters?15
3Positivism51
4Empiricism97
5Orientalism140
6Languages157
7Criticism172
8Readers198
9Philosophies217
10Thinkers229
11Classics244
12Japan and the end of political scientific marginality: the argument restated259
Notes274
List of works cited300
Index313

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