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Darwin, Dharma, and the DivineEvolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan$
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G. Clinton Godart

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780824858513

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824858513.001.0001

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Kannon’s Enduring Embrace

Kannon’s Enduring Embrace

(p.195) Chapter Six Kannon’s Enduring Embrace
Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine

G. Clinton Godart

University of Hawai'i Press

Postwar Japan saw a remarkable popularity and influence of non-selectionist theories of evolution. This can be seen most noteably in the works of Imanishi Kinji, postwar Japan’s most well-known and controversial biologist. Through his appropriation of the philosophy of Nishida Kitarō, Imanishi’s ideas, among those of others, contain a strong religious, mainly Buddhist, component, and took on a quasi-religious role in postwar society. Imanishi’s influence meant that Japanese religious thought indirectly exerted a subtle influence on biology worldwide.

Keywords:   evolutionary theory, religion, postwar, Imanishi Kinji, Nishida Kitaro, Kyoto school, natural selection

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