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The Middle Works of John Dewey, Volume 14, 1899 - 1924 : Human Nature and Conduct, 1922 - John Dewey

The Middle Works of John Dewey, Volume 14, 1899 - 1924

Human Nature and Conduct, 1922

By: John Dewey, Jo Ann Boydston (Editor), Murray G. Murphey (Introduction by)

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Volume 11 brings together all of Dewey's writings for 1918 and 1919. A Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions textual edition. Dewey's dominant theme in these pages is war and its after-math. In the Introduction, Oscar and Lilian Handlin discuss his philosophy within the historical context: The First World War slowly ground to its costly conclusion; and the immensely more difficult task of making peace got painfully under way. The armi-stice that some expected would permit a return to normalcy opened instead upon a period of turbulence that agitated fur-ther a society already unsettled by preparations for battle and by debilitating conflict overseas. After spending the first half of 1918-19 on sabbatical from Columbia at the University of California, Dewey traveled to Japan and China, where he lectured, toured, and assessed in his essays the relationship between the two nations. From Peking he reported the student revolt known as the May Fourth Move-ment. The forty items in this volume also include an analysis of Thomas Hobbe's philosophy; an affectionate commemorative tribute to Theodore Roosevelt, our Teddy; the syllabus for Dewey's lectures at the Imperial University in Tokyo, which were later revised and published as Reconstruction in Philosophy; an exchange with former disciple Randolph Bourne about F. Mat-thias Alexander's Man's Supreme Inheritance; and, central to Dew-ey's creed, Philosophy and Democracy. His involvement in a study of the Polish-American community in Philadelphia--resulting in an article, two memoranda, and a lengthy report--is discussed in detail in the Introduction and in the Note on the Confidential Report ofConditions among the Poles in the United States.

Introductionp. ix
Human Nature and Conductp. 1
Prefacep. 3
Introductionp. 4
The Place of Habit in Conductp. 13
Habits as Social Functionsp. 15
Habits and Willp. 21
Character and Conductp. 33
Custom and Habitp. 43
Custom and Moralityp. 54
Habit and Social Psychologyp. 60
The Place of Impulse in Conductp. 63
Impulses and Change of Habitsp. 65
Plasticity of Impulsep. 69
Changing Human Naturep. 76
Impulse and Conflict of Habitsp. 88
Classification of Instinctsp. 92
No Separate Instinctsp. 104
Impulse and Thoughtp. 117
The Place of Intelligence in Conductp. 119
Habit and Intelligencep. 121
The Psychology of Thinkingp. 127
The Nature of Deliberationp. 132
Deliberation and Calculationp. 139
The Uniqueness of Goodp. 146
The Nature of Aimsp. 154
The Nature of Principlesp. 164
Desire and Intelligencep. 171
The Present and Futurep. 182
Conclusionp. 191
The Good of Activityp. 193
Morals Are Humanp. 204
What Is Freedom?p. 209
Morality Is Socialp. 216
Foreword to the 1930 Modern Library Editionp. 228
First Edition Pagination Keyp. 231
Textual Apparatusp. 235
Textual Commentaryp. 237
Emendations Listp. 244
Line-end Hyphenationp. 247
Checklist of Dewey's Referencesp. 249
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780809328093
ISBN-10: 0809328097
Series: Collected Works of John Dewey : Book 14
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 13.72  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34