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Fujiwara Seika (1561–1619)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G115-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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In Tokugawa intellectual historiography, Fujiwara Seika has been traditionally deemed the founding father of the Zhu Xi school of neo-Confucianism in Japan. He emphasized seiza (quiet-sitting) in order to perceive the ethical essence of human nature, and asserted the priority of principle, moving away from dualism towards a more rationalistic monism.

Citing this article:
Tucker, John Allen. Fujiwara Seika (1561–1619), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G115-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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