Henry Rosemont, Jr.

Henry loved the roles he lived - husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, philosopher, professor, author, editor, and last but not least, political activist.  He was a strong, dedicated, passionate, and a compassionate person.

Henry Rosemont, Jr. was a prominent authority in classical Chinese philosophy, Confucian classical text translator, Fullbright Scholar; also a much loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, son and friend to many. Many do not know that this brilliant scholar dropped out of high school to enlist in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.  It was at a Buddhist Temple in Korea where he found the inspiration to dedicate the rest of his life's work to political action focused on pacifism, justice for all, and the promotion of peace. When Henry returned home, he entered the University of Illinois, and then to the University of Washington to complete his doctoral studies.  Henry completed a  post-doc at M.I.T. with Noam Chompsky in 1970.  He taught at MIT, Wellesley College, Brooklyn College, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Brown University. 

He authored many books, articles and editorials. Henry's most notable works:
Is There a Grammar of Universal Religion?,  Rationality and Religious Experience, Work, Technology and Education, The Analects of Confucius, and A Chinese Mirror.  

 

 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Henry was both the most hospitable and intimidating philosophers I've ever met in my life. What an excellent figure.” 

~ Brian Leiter