This month, Mary speaks with Jesine Munson, an artist, historian and philosopher. Jesine landed on the planet in 1988, a Montanan born and raised. She's currently completing a PhD dissertation specifically considering the work of John Dewey and, more generally, the way we humans come to make sense of our lives and the world.
In this episode, Mary and Jesine talk about how Jesine's work as a scholar, artist, young business woman and co-founder of the nonprofit, The Compassion Project is inextricably woven in with the natural world and her devotion to climate repair.
The works of John Dewey that have been most influential for Jesine: The Public And It's Problems (1927) and Art as Experience (1934)
Modern Dewey Scholarship:
John Dewey's Theory of Art, Experience, and Nature: The Horizons of Feeling - Book by John Dewey and Thomas M. Alexander
The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and The Aesthetics of Existence - Book by Thomas Alexander
Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism by Larry Hickman
Jesine also mentioned Lauren Berlant's - Cruel Optimism
Compassion Project https://www.compassionpject.org/