Reconstruction in Philosophy

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Beacon Press, 1957 - Philosophy - 224 pages
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The basic postulate of the text: namely, that the distinctive office, problems and subjectmatter of philosophy grow out of stresses and strains in the community life in which a given form of philosophy arises, and that its specific problems vary with the changes in human life that are always going on.
  

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Dewey's book is an attempt to articulate an alternative vision of what philosophy would look like if it completely eradicated all and not just some remainders of our ancient, superstitious mode of ... Read full review

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Dewey criticizes philosophers for failing to approach current issues, preferring instead to continue dragging out age old topics that have little relevance to currently pressing issues. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
v
Section 2
xi
Section 3
xx
Section 4
xxix
Section 5
1
Section 6
28
Section 7
53
Section 8
77
Section 9
103
Section 10
132
Section 11
161
Section 12
187
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John Dewey (FAA October 20, 1859 - June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey was an important early developer of the philosophy of pragmatism and one of the founders of functional psychology. He was a major representative of progressive education and liberalism. Although Dewey is known best for his publications concerning education, he also wrote about many other topics, including experience, nature, art, logic, inquiry, democracy, and ethics. In his advocacy of democracy, Dewey considered two fundamental elements--schools and civil society--as being major topics needing attention and reconstruction to encourage experimental intelligence and plurality.

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