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The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought
The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought (February 2008)
Harold Coward - Author

Explores the issue of the perfectibility of nature in philosophy, psychology, and a variety of world religions.

How perfectible is human nature as understood in Eastern and Western philosophy, psychology, and religion? Harold Coward examines some of the very different answers to this question. He poses that in Western thought, including philosophy, psychology, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, human nature is ...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey in China
John Dewey in China (August 2007)
To Teach and to Learn
Jessica Ching-Sze Wang - Author

Shows how John Dewey’s visit to China from 1919–1921 influenced his social and political thought.

Combining biography with philosophy, this book explores John Dewey’s two-year trip to China (1919–1921) and its legacy for him as a teacher and a learner. Jessica Ching-Sze Wang looks at how Dewey was received in China, what he learned, and how he was changed as a result. She examines the intrigu...(Read More)
 
 
Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Daoist Thought
Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Daoist Thought (July 2006)
Crossing Paths In-Between
Katrin Froese - Author

This work of comparative philosophy envisions a cosmological whole that celebrates difference.

In this book, Katrin Froese juxtaposes the Daoist texts of Laozi and Zhuangzi with the thought of Nietzsche and Heidegger to argue that there is a need for rethinking the idea of a cosmological whole. By moving away from the quest for certainty, Froese suggests a way of philosophizing that does not seek to capture the w...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Theories of Reading and Writing
Chinese Theories of Reading and Writing (April 2005)
A Route to Hermeneutics and Open Poetics
Ming Dong Gu - Author

A groundbreaking work that uncovers an implicit system of hermeneutics in traditional Chinese thought and aesthetics.

This ambitious work provides a systematic study of Chinese theories of reading and writing in intellectual thought and critical practice. The author maintains that there are two major hermeneutic traditions in Chinese literature: the politico-moralistic mainstream and the metaphysico-aesthetical unde...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey, Confucius, and Global Philosophy
John Dewey, Confucius, and Global Philosophy (August 2004)
Joseph Grange - Author
Roger T. Ames - Foreword by

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 ...(Read More)
 
 
Confucian Democracy
Confucian Democracy (February 2004)
A Deweyan Reconstruction
Sor-hoon Tan - Author

Using both Confucian texts and the work of American pragmatist John Dewey, this book offers a distinctly Confucian model of democracy.

Through a detailed study of relevant concepts and theories in Confucianism and John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy, this book illustrates the possibility of Confucian democracy and offers an alternative to Western liberal models. Sor-hoon Tan synthesizes the two philosophies thro...(Read More)
 
 
The Virtue of Nonviolence
The Virtue of Nonviolence (December 2003)
From Gautama to Gandhi
Nicholas F. Gier - Author

A study in comparative virtue ethics.

Virtue ethics has been a major focus in contemporary moral philosophy since the publication of Alasdair MacIntyre's book After Virtue. Here, in The Virtue of Nonviolence, Nicholas F. Gier argues that virtue ethics is the best option for constructive postmodern philosophy and that Gandhi's own thought is best viewed in light of this tradition. He supports this position ...(Read More)
 
 
The Conspiracy of Life
The Conspiracy of Life (October 2003)
Meditations on Schelling and His Time
Jason M. Wirth - Author

Puts Schelling in conversation with twentieth-century continental philosophy.

The Conspiracy of Life
offers a series of meditations on the philosophy of F. W. J. Schelling (1775–1854), a great—and greatly neglected—philosopher of life. Rather than construing him as a loopy mystic, or as an antiquated theologian, Jason M. Wirth attempts to locate Schelling as the belated contemporary of thinkers like He...(Read More)
 
 
The Unity of Knowledge and Action
The Unity of Knowledge and Action (August 2002)
Toward a Nonrepresentational Theory of Knowledge
Warren G. Frisina - Author

Uses the thought of Wang Yang-ming, John Dewey, and Alfred North Whitehead to explain a more coherent theory of knowledge.

Building upon insights from the sixteenth century Neo-Confucian Wang Yang-ming, the American pragmatist John Dewey, and the process philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, this book argues that knowledge is best understood as a form of action. Many of the most puzzling philosophic problems in the modern ...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Indian Philosophy
Neoplatonism and Indian Philosophy (December 2001)
Paulos Mar Gregorios - Editor

Explores connections between Neoplatonism and Indian philosophy.

During the last two centuries a remarkable similarity between the philosophical system of Plotinus (205–270 A.D.) and those of various Hindu philosophers in various centuries, including some that lived prior to the Third Century A.D. has been discovered. This book addresses the possibility of any direct influence of Indian thought upon Plotinus and ...(Read More)
 
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