(1894-1980). Philosopher and educator; noted for his studies of Kant and advocacy of democracy in education. Born in Kanagawa Prefecture; studied philosophy at Heidleberg University in Germany 1923-24. Appointed to the faculty of Kyoto University in 1924. In 1937, published Dōri no kankaku (The Sense of Right), a controversial book that was denounced by right-wing groups and the military for its antiwar theme. After the war, Amano served as Minister of Education from 1950 to 1952 and later founded Dokkyō University. (adapted from Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993)
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