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An Outline of a Theory of Civilization

An Outline of a Theory of Civilization


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ISBN-13: 9780231150736
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/07/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Yukichi Fukuzawa (1835-1901) founded Keio University, the first private university in modern Japan, and was an engaged speaker and controversial journalist. His books include Conditions in the West (1866) and An Encouragement of Learning (1872-1876).

David A. Dilworth is professor of philosophy at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

G. Cameron Hurst III is professor of Japanese and Korean studies at the University of Pennsylvania and director of its Center for East Asian Studies. He is the author of Insei: Abdicated Sovereigns in the Politics of Late Heian Japan, 1086-1185.

Takenori Inoki is director-general of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, Japan.

Table of Contents

Translators' New Foreword And Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Inoki Takenori xiii

A Note on the Text xxvii

Preface 1

Chapter 1 Establishing a Basis of Argumentation 7

Chapter 2 Western Civilization as Our Goal 17

Chapter 3 The Essence of Civilization 45

Chapter 4 The Knowledge and Virtue of the People of a Country 59

Chapter 5 A Continuation of the Preceding Chapter 81

Chapter 6 The Distinction between Knowledge and Virtue 99

Chapter 7 The Proper Times and Places for Knowledge and Virtue 139

Chapter 8 The Origins of Western Civilization 161

Chapter 9 The Origins of Japanese Civilization 175

Chapter 10 A Discussion of Our National Independence 225

Appendix Chronology of Japanese history, with special reference to Fukuzawa Yukichi and An Outline of a Theory of Civilization 261

FukuzawaYukichi: Some Representative Writings 264

Further Reading 264

Index 267

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