John Dewey, Confucius, and Global Philosophy / Edition 1

John Dewey, Confucius, and Global Philosophy / Edition 1

by Joseph Grange
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791461157

ISBN-13: 9780791461150

Pub. Date: 08/02/2004

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Bringing together the philosophies of John Dewey and Confucius, this work illustrates a means for cultural interaction and provides a model of global philosophy.

Joseph Grange’s beautifully written book provides a unique synthesis of two major figures of world philosophy, John Dewey and Confucius, and points the way to a global philosophy based on

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Bringing together the philosophies of John Dewey and Confucius, this work illustrates a means for cultural interaction and provides a model of global philosophy.

Joseph Grange’s beautifully written book provides a unique synthesis of two major figures of world philosophy, John Dewey and Confucius, and points the way to a global philosophy based on American and Confucian values. Grange concentrates on the major themes of experience, felt intelligence, and culture to make the connections between these two giants of Western and Eastern thought. He explains why the Chinese called Dewey “A Second Confucius,” and deepens our understanding of Confucius’s concepts of the way (dao) of human excellence (ren). The important dimensions of American and Chinese cultural philosophy are welded into an argument that calls for the liberation of what is finest in both traditions. The work gives a new appreciation of fundamental issues facing Chinese and American relations and brings the opportunities and dangers of globalization into focus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791461150
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/02/2004
Series:
SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture Series
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

1. Experience

Dewey's Novel Insight
Working Connections with Confucius: Dao, De, and Ren

2. Felt Intelligence

Overcoming Dualisms
Working Connections with Confucius: Li, Yi, and Zhi

3. Culture

Values and Situations
Working Connections with Confucius: He, Xin , Xin*, Junzi

4. "A Second Confucius"

Dao and Experience
Li and Inquiry
Ren and Communal Culture

Epilog: September 11, 2001

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Chinese Glossary

Index

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