The Inward Morning
A Philosophical Exploration in Journal Form

Henry Bugbee
Introduction by Gabriel Marce
New Introduction by Edward F. Mooney

“Henry Bugbee's The Inward Morning is the most ‘Taoist’ Western book I know—Thoreau’s Walden not excepted.”—Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions


"What can be learned from The Inward Morning is something of the first importance about the place that philosophical theses and arguments might have in our lives."
—Alasdair MacIntyre, author of After Virtue and Whose Justice? Which Rationality?

"The Inward Morning is a classic of American philosophy and deserves a place alongside Quine's From a Logical Point of View and Rawls's A Theory of Justice. Its great contribution is the evocation of reality in all its force and poetry. In this it is a unique and pioneering work whose real influence on contemporary culture is yet to come. The new edition of Bugbee's masterpiece will help immeasurably in getting The Inward Morning a proper hearing."
—Albert Borgmann, author of Holding on to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium

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When first published in 1958, The Inward Morning was ahead of its time. Boldly original, it blended East and West, nature and culture, the personal and the universal. The critical establishment, confounded, largely ignored the work. Readers, however, embraced Bugbee’s lyrical philosophy of wilderness. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s this philosophical daybook enjoyed the status of an underground classic.

With this paperback reissue, The Inward Morning will be brought to the attention of a new generation. Henry Bugbee is increasingly recognized as the only truly American existentialist and an original philosopher of wilderness who is an inspiration to a growing number of contemporary philosophers.

Page count: 256 pp.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5


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Henry Bugbee, who began his career at Harvard University, is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.