Departmental Bulletin Paper 大槻玄沢の蘭学観の特徴 : 「職」について
オオツキ ゲンタク ノ ランガクカン ノ トクチョウ : 「モト」ニツイテ
大槻玄沢の蘭学観の特徴 : 職について
A study of the meaning and implications of Moto in the Rangaku works of Ōtsuki Gentaku

林, 潔  ,  リン, ケツ  ,  Lin, Jie

(114)  , pp.53 - 66 , 2015-09-30 , 同志社大学社会学会 , Transcription:ドウシシャ ダイガク シャカイ ガッカイ , Alternative:The Association of Social Studies, Doshisha University
This paper examines that when Gentaku became aware of his duties as a han-i (clan doctor) during the Tenmei Famine, he recognized Rangaku as a study that would assist in jinsei, or benevolent administration, and the promotion of public welfare. He called this social usefulness of Rangaku moto. At the same time, as a method of introducing Rangaku, Gentaku suggested technicians learn techniques from Dutch books depending on the family business of each person. Therefore, the meaning of moto in Rangaku is ambiguous: privately, it is a technique for one’s family business; publicly, it is the study that promotes for public welfare. The ambiguity of moto became the groundwork for a variety of developments in Rangaku in the later Tokugawa period.

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