John Dewey and American Democracy

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Robert Brett Westbrook
Cornell University Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 570 pages
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'Far and away the best book on (Dewey) yet. Westbrook's intellectual biography...is scholarship at its finest--a very unusual combination of vast learning, dialectical acuity and literary skill....This book will do a great deal to make Dewey more available and plausible, and to help his writings shape the imagination of a new generation of Americans.'--Richard Rorty, New Leader
  

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Excellent intellectual history of "America's #1 philosopher!" Westbrook gives a somewhat apologetic, but critical leftist POV. Provides extensive, incredibly detailed, well researched connections ... Read full review

Contents

PART ONE A Social Gospel 188219o4
11
PART Two Progressive Democracy 19o41918
115
PART THREE Toward the Great Commun1ty 19181929
229
1o Philosophy and Democracy 379
319
PART FOUR Democrat Emeritus 19291952
375
The Wilderness and the Promised Land
537
Bibliographical Note
553
Index
567
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Robert B. Westbrook, author of the highly acclaimed John Dewey and American Democracy, teaches American history at the University of Rochester. He lives in Brockport, New York.

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