Outline of a Theory of Civilization

ISBN-10: 0231150733

ISBN-13: 9780231150736

Edition: 2009

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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

Translators' New Foreword And Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Note on the Text
Preface
Establishing a Basis of Argumentation
Western Civilization as Our Goal
The Essence of Civilization
The Knowledge and Virtue of the People of a Country
A Continuation of the Preceding Chapter
The Distinction between Knowledge and Virtue
The Proper Times and Places for Knowledge and Virtue
The Origins of Western Civilization
The Origins of Japanese Civilization
A Discussion of Our National Independence
Appendix Chronology of Japanese history, with special reference to Fukuzawa Yukichi and An Outline of a Theory of Civilization
FukuzawaYukichi: Some Representative Writings
Further Reading
Index
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