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Reading Dewey : Interpretations for a Postmodern Generation - Larry Hickman

Reading Dewey

Interpretations for a Postmodern Generation

By: Larry Hickman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd April 1998
ISBN: 9780253211798
Number Of Pages: 396

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John Dewey (1859-1952), hailed during his lifetime as "America's Philosopher," is now recognized as one of the seminal thinkers of the twentieth century. His critical work ranged more broadly than that of either of his contemporaries, Martin Heidegger and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and he anticipated by several decades some of their most trenchant insights. Dewey's ground breaking contributions to philosophy, psychology, and educational theory continue to animate research on the cutting edges of those fields.The twelve original interpretive essays included here locate Dewey's major works within their historical context and present a timely reevaluation of each of the major areas of his broad philosophical reach. They explore his contributions to logic, ethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophies of religion and art, metaphysics, and the philosophy of the human sciences. They also locate Dewey's work as it relates to the dominant strands of modern philosophy, as it participates in the major debates of continental philosophy from phenomenology to post-structuralism, and as an early contribution to feminist thought.Contributors are Thomas M. Alexander, Raymond D. Boisvert, James Campbell, James W. Garrison, Larry A. Hickman, Thelma Z. Lavine, Joseph Margolis, Peter T. Manicas, Gregory F. Pappas, Steven C. Rockefeller, Charlene Haddock Seigfried, and John J. Stuhr.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Art of Life: Dewey's Aestheticsp. 1
Dewey's Conception of Communityp. 23
John Dewey and American Social Sciencep. 43
John Dewey's Philosophy as Educationp. 63
Dewey's Social and Political Philosophyp. 82
Dewey's Ethics: Morality as Experiencep. 100
Dewey's Philosophy of Religious Experiencep. 124
Dewey's Metaphysics: Ground-Map of the Prototypically Realp. 149
Dewey's Theory of Inquiryp. 166
John Dewey's Pragmatist Feminismp. 187
The Contemporary Significance of the American Philosophic Tradition: Lockean and Redemptivep. 217
Dewey in Dialogue with Continental Philosophyp. 231
Selected Works about Deweyp. 257
Contributorsp. 261
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780253211798
ISBN-10: 0253211794
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 22nd April 1998
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.47  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.46