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The public and its problems

John Dewey
A classic in social and political philosophy. In his characteristic and provocative dialectic style, John Dewey clarifies the meaning and implications of such concepts as "the public," "the state," "government," and "political democracy;" distinguishes his 'a posterior' reasoning from 'a priori' reasoning which, he argues, permeates less meaningful discussions of basic concepts; and repeatedly demonstrates the inter-relationships between fact and theory. As in his other writings, Dewey exhibits his strong faith in the potential of human intelligence to solve the public's problems
Print Book, English, [1991]
Swallow Press, Athens, Ohio, [1991]
vi, 236 pages ; 22 cm
9780804002547, 0804002541
Search for the public
Discovery of the state
The democratic state
The eclipse of the public
Search for the great community
The problem of method
Originally published: New York : H. Holt, 1927