Building faith in our common future

Year: 2012

Author: Li, Huey-li

Type of paper: Abstract refereed


In face of unlimited crises in the new millennium, this paper revisits John Dewey's advocacy of “a common faith.” The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, I examine the Deweyan conception of “common faith” that is rooted in the interconnections between humans and the universe. Next, I extend Dewey's non-dualistic arguments for “common faith” to explicate how the integration of moral intuition, moral imagination, and epistemic responsibility can play a key role in shaping egalitarian and just intergenerational relationships.