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One Hundred Million Philosophers: Science of Thought and the Culture of Democracy in Postwar Japan

Adam Bronson


After World War II, scholars, journalists, and concerned citizens came together in an effort to foster a new culture of democracy in Japan. One Hundred Million Philosophers explores this effort through the activities of a group of thinkers and activists affiliated with Science of Thought (Shisō no kagaku), one of the most influential groups to emerge out of the field of associations promoting democracy in the years after 1945. The group’s members believed that the estrangement of intellectuals from the general public had contributed to the rise of fascism. To overcome this, they sought to deve ... More

Keywords: Japanese, intellectual, journalism, social science, popular culture, citizen, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824855338
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824855338.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Bronson, author
Salisbury University