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Nishi Amane (1829–97)

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10.4324/9780415249126-G120-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G120-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved October 18, 2018, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/nishi-amane-1829-97/v-1

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Among the campaigners for Japanese enlightenment in the early Meiji era, Nishi Amane was prominent for his philosophical achievements. He introduced European philosophy into Japan, especially the positivism of Auguste Comte and the utilitarianism of John Stuart Mill. The academic philosophy of modern Japan owes its origins to him.

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Kiyoshi, Himi. Nishi Amane (1829–97), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G120-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/nishi-amane-1829-97/v-1.
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