John Dewey, Confucius, and Global Philosophy / Edition 1

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Overview

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

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...Grange's presentation of Dewey's philosophy of experience and culture as well as the parallels he develops with Confucianism are truly valuable contributions to the field of comparative philosophy.— Philosophy East & West

"...a slim but important book for next steps in the world philosophical conversation. Grange is a subtle and creative thinker, and this volume whets the philosophical appetite for more in an increasingly shrinking global village."— Dao

"Grange draws upon his sustained and substantial reading of the original reflections of John Dewey and of Confucius to bring into focus several seminal ideas from each of these two traditions that provide us with a resonance between them, and that can serve us as the terms of art necessary for undertaking such a Sino-American dialogue."— from the Foreword by Roger T. Ames

"Grange writes with a sure mastery of the relevant texts and secondary literature. His grasp of Dewey's vast corpus is outstanding and his explication of Confucius's ideas is crisp and on the mark. Grange is able to elicit connections between Confucius and Dewey without straining expert credulity or merely saying the obvious."— Robert Cummings Neville, author of Boston Confucianism: Portable Tradition in the Late-Modern World"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791461167
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 135
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Grange is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Maine. He is the author of The City: An Urban Cosmology and Nature: An Environmental Cosmology and the coeditor (with William Desmond) of Being and Dialectic: Metaphysics as a Cultural Presence, all published by SUNY Press.

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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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