Friday, May 25, 2012

Five top off-the-beaten-path philosophy books

At The Daily Beast Carlin Romano, author of the new book America the Philosophical, named five of his favorite idiosyncratic philosophy books.

One title on the list:
John Dewey in China: To Teach and To Learn by Jessica Ching-Sze Wang (2007)

What would John Dewey have done if Mr. Chen had burst into his Chinese abode and asked for help? The great American progressive spent an unexpected two years in China (1919-21). Wang’s book, apart from its amusing reports of a great thinker on tour, provides a useful lens through which to view current U.S.-Chinese understandings and misunderstandings.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue