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The essential Dewey

John Dewey (Author), Larry A. Hickman (Editor), Thomas M. Alexander (Editor)
Presents in two thematically arranged volumes a collection of Dewey's essays that exhibits his intellectual development over time and represents his thinking on every major issue to which he turned his attention. Taken as a whole, this collection provides unique access to Dewey's understanding of the problems and prospects of human existence and of the philosophical enterprise. --From publisher description
Print Book, English, 1998
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1998
2 volumes ; 26 cm
9780253333902, 9780253211842, 9780253333919, 9780253211859, 0253333903, 0253211840, 0253333911, 0253211859
Volume One. Pragmatism, Education, Democracy: Part One. Dewey In Context. The Development of American Pragmatism
From Absolutism to Experimentalism
What I Believe
Pragmatic America
The Pragmatic Acquiescence
Part Two. Reconstructing Philosophy. The Influence of Darwinism on Philosophy
The Need for a Recovery of Philosophy
Philosophy and Democracy
Philosophy and Civilization
Existence, Value and Criticism (from Experience And Nature)
Philosophy's Search for the Immutable (from The Quest For Certainty)
Part Three. Evolutionary Naturalism. The Postulate of Immediate Empiricism
Pure Experience and Reality: A Disclaimer
Does Reality Possess Practical Character?
Nature, Life and Body-Mind (from Experience And Nature)
Nature in Experience
Anti-Naturalism in Extremis
Part Four. Pragmatic Metaphysics. The Subject-Matter of Metaphysical Inquiry
Events and the Future
Appearing and Appearance
Qualitative Thought
Context and Thought
Time and Individuality
Part Five. The Aims Of Education. My Pedagogic Creed
The Child and the Curriculum
The Moral Training Given by the School Community (from Moral Principles In Education)
Aims in Education (from Democracy And Education)
Natural Development and Social Efficiency as Aims (from Democracy And Education)
Nationalizing Education
Education as Engineering
Education in Relation to Form (from How We Think)
Part Six. The Individual, The Community, And Democracy. Search for the Public (from The Public And Its Problems)
Search for the Great Community (from The Public And Its Problems)
The Inclusive Philosophic Idea
A Critique of American Civilization
Renascent Liberalism (from Liberalism And Social Action)
Democracy Is Radical
Creative Democracy: The Task Before Us
Part Seven. Pragmatism And Culture: Science And Technology, Art, And Religion. Fundamentals
Science, Belief and the Public
Logical Method and Law
Science and Society (from Philosophy And Civilization)
Social Science and Social Control
By Nature and by Art
Common Sense and Scientific Inquiry (from Logic: The Theory Of Inquiry)
The Live Creature (from Art As Experience)
Religion versus the Religious (from A Common Faith). Volume Two. Ethics, Logic, Psychology: Part One. Habit, Conduct, And Language. The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology
Interpretation of Savage Mind
Introduction (from Human Nature And Conduct)
The Place of Habit in Conduct (from Human Nature And Conduct)
Nature, Communication and Meaning (from Experience And Nature)
Conduct and Experience
The Existential Matrix of Inquiry: Cultural (from Logic: The Theory Of Inquiry)
Part Two. Meaning, Truth, And Inquiry. The Superstition of Necessity
The Problem of Truth
Logical Objects
Analysis of Reflective Thinking (from How We Think)
The Place of Judgment in Reflective Activity (from How We Think)
General Propositions, Kinds, and Classes
The Problem of Logical Subject-Matter (from Logic: The Theory Of Inquiry)
The Pattern of Inquiry (from Logic: The Theory Of Inquiry)
Mathematical Discourse (from Logic: The Theory Of Inquiry)
The Construction of Judgment (from Logic: The Theory Of Inquiry)
General Theory of Propositions (from Logic: The Theory Of Inquiry)
Propositions, Warranted Assertibility, and Truth
Importance, Significance, and Meaning
Part Three. Valuations And Ethics. Evolution and Ethics
The Logic of Judgments of Practice
Valuation and Experimental Knowledge
Value, Objective Reference, and Criticism
The Ethics of Animal Experimentation
Philosophies of Freedom
Three Independent Factors in Morals
The Good of Activity (from Human Nature And Conduct)
Moral Judgment and Knowledge (from Ethics)
The Moral Self (from Ethics)
Part Four. Interpretations And Critiques. Democracy and America (from Freedom And Culture (on Thomas Jefferson))
Emerson: The Philosopher of Democracy (on Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Peirce's Theory of Quality (on Charles S. Peirce)
What Pragmatism Means by "Practical" (on William James)
Voluntarism and the Roycean Philosophy (on Josiah Royce)
Perception and Organic Action (on Henri Bergson)
The Existence of the World as a Logical Problem (on Bertrand Russell)
Whitehead's Philosophy (on Alfred North Whitehead)