Intelligence and the Virtues of Dao-Learning: John Dewey and Daoism

Aðalbygging 225, þriðjudag 11. október, kl. 12:00-13:30


The teachings of Daoism and the educational philosophy of John Dewey each focus on the importance of ordinary activities in cultivating moral virtue. What kind of virtue can be achieved through ordinary activity? And what do these traditions teach us about intelligence as a human virtue?


Jim Behuniak received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawai’i in 2002. He is currently Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Colby College. He works in the areas of Chinese philosophy and American philosophy. He is author of Mencius on Becoming Human (SUNY Press, 2005) and co-editor with Roger T. Ames of 孟子心性之學 Studies of Mencius on Feeling and Nature (Social Sciences Academic Press, Beijing, 2004). He has authored several articles in Chinese and comparative philosophy for edited volumes and for journals, such as Philosophy East and West, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, and Asian Philosophy. He was Senior Fulbright Scholar teaching at National Taiwan University in 2014-2015.