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Kaibara Ekken (1630–1714)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G117-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Kaibara Ekken was a leading Japanese scholar in the school of neo-Confucianism established by the renowned twelfth century Chinese synthesizer, Zhu Xi. As a thinker and a scholar Ekken, embraced a wide variety of topics from highly specialized neo-Confucian philosophy to the need to popularize Confucian ethics and to assist the society through practical learning (jitsugaku).

Citing this article:
Tucker, Mary Evelyn. Kaibara Ekken (1630–1714), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G117-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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