Experiments in Intra-cultural Philosophy Set (Volumes 1 and 2)

By Jim Behuniak

Subjects: Comparative Philosophy, Chinese Religion And Philosophy, American Philosophy, Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
Hardcover : 9781438474595, 832 pages, August 2019
Paperback : 9781438474588, 832 pages, January 2020

Argues that we move beyond philosophy that is simply “comparative” and uses John Dewey’s late period reflections as the basis for an alternative.


In volume one, John Dewey and Daoist Thought, Jim Behuniak proposes an "intra-cultural philosophy" based on John Dewey's "cultural turn" and promotes Daoist thought as a resource that can help to reconstruct outmoded assumptions that continue to shape how we currently think.

In volume two, John Dewey and Confucian Thought, Behuniak assesses John Dewey's visit to China in 1919–21 as an "intra-cultural" episode and promotes "Chinese natural philosophy" as a philosophical context in which to understand the connections between Dewey's philosophy and early Confucian thinking.

Jim Behuniak is Professor of Philosophy at Colby College.