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ERIC Number: EJ1109855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
American Philosophy and Its Eastern Strains: Crisis, Resilience, and Self-Transcendence
Saito, Naoko
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v48 n10 p1065-1076 2016
This paper will critically reconsider the potential of Dewey's pragmatist idea of security without foundation. There is some potential in his anti-foundationalism as a form of wisdom for living beyond the risk society. I shall argue that Deweyan critical thinking needs to be further reconstructed, and even to be destabilized, if it is to exercise its best possible power of transcendence. One way to do this is to open its boundaries towards the "East", towards European poststructuralism as well as towards East Asia, thereby destabilizing and transcending the limit of pragmatism. And I propose to do this through the mediation of Stanley Cavell's rereading of Emerson's and Thoreau's American transcendentalism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia
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