David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (1):185-215 (2007)
: In the present work, I constructively engage the thought of the American pragmatist John Dewey and the Zen Buddhist Domgen on moral cultivation. I argue that Dewey presents a useful notion of moral development and growth with a focus on attentiveness to one's situation, but I also note that he leaves out extended analysis of how one is to foster such an orientation. Turning to the writings of Domgen, I argue that Deweyan moral theory can be supplemented by the methods that Zen Buddhism prescribes to bring attentiveness back to one's experience of activity. This analysis is placed in the context of my overall project of orientational meliorism, or the alteration of one's orientation toward self, world, and activity with the goal of improving the quality of one's future experience
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Scott Stroud (2006). Pragmatist Aestehetics and Film: The Thin Red Line and Orientational Meliorism. Film and Philosophy 10:67.
Pauliina Remes (2006). Plotinus's Ethics of Disinterested Interest. Journal of the History of Philosophy 44 (1):1-23.
Ewing Y. Chinn (2006). John Dewey and the Buddhist Philosophy of the Middle Way. Asian Philosophy 16 (2):87 – 98.
Richard Shusterman (2004). Pragmatism and East-Asian Thought. Metaphilosophy 35 (1-2):13-43.
Roger T. Ames (2003). Confucianism and Deweyan Pragmatism: A Dialogue. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 30 (3-4):403-417.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
H. G. Callaway (1994). Liberalism and the Moral Significance of Individualism. Reason Papers 19 (Fall):13-29.
Shane J. Ralston (2009). The Ebb and Flow of Primary and Secondary Experience: Kayak Touring and John Dewey's Metaphysics of Experience. Environment, Space, Place 1 (1):189-204.
Scott Johnston (2010). Dewey's 'Naturalized Hegelianism' in Operation: Experimental Inquiry as Self-Consciousness. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 46 (3):453-476.
Kirill O. Thompson (2011). Fox Koan and Dream: Dogen's New Light on Causality and Purity. Asian Philosophy 21 (3):251 - 256.
H. G. Callaway (1993). Democracy, Value Inquiry, and Dewey's Metaphysics. Journal of Value Inquiry 27 (1):13-27.
Shane Jesse Ralston (2011). A More Practical Pedagogical Ideal: Searching for a Criterion of Deweyan Growth. Educational Theory 61 (3):351-364.
Randy L. Friedman (2006). Deweyan Pragmatism. William James Studies 1 (1).
Stuart Dalton (1999). Subjectivity and Orientation in Levinas and Kant. Continental Philosophy Review 32 (4):433-449.
Scott R. Stroud (2009). Orientational Meliorism, Pragmatist Aesthetics, and the Bhagavad Gita. Journal of Aesthetic Education 43 (1):pp. 1-17.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads10 ( #228,010 of 1,725,471 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #268,753 of 1,725,471 )
How can I increase my downloads?