The Middle Works, 1899-1924

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SIU Press, 1980 - Education - 535 pages
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Except for Democracy and Education, the 53 items in Volume 10 include all of Dewey's writings from 1916–1917, the years when he moved into politics and began to write about topics of general public interest. The best known of Dewey's writings in this volume is the essay from Creative Intelligence, “The Need for a Recovery of Philosophy.” Here Dewey asserts that “Philosophy recovers itself when it ceases to be a de­vice for dealing with the problems of philosophers and becomes a method for dealing with the problems of men.” Dewey put that idea into practice, as Lewis E. Hahn points out in his intro­duction. “In 1916–1917 [Dewey] com­mented on quite a range of issues from compulsory universal military training to the Wilson-Hughes presidential cam­paign, from conscription of thought to the future of pacifism, from what Amer­ica will fight for to appropriate peace terms . . . and from American educa­tion and culture to contemporary issues in education, with the war casting a shadow over most of the items.”


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3 The Concept of the Neutral in Recent Epistemol
ogy 49 The Need for Social Psychology 53 Duality
An Estimate 109 Current
Method in Science Teaching 130 The Need of
The Place of Vocational Edu
cation in a Comprehensive Scheme of Public Edu
Democracy and Loyalty in the Schools 158
Professional Organization of Teachers 168 Public
In a Time of National Hesitation 256 Conscience
Principle of Nationality 285 In Explanation of
ing to Earn by John A Lapp and Carl H Mote 303
H G Wells Theological Assembler Review of
Advised 370 American Association of University
sity Professors 373 Report of Committee on Univer
Organization in American Education 397
1 An Alleged New Discovery in

The Schools and Social Preparedness 191 American
Force and Coercion 244 The Hughes Campaign 252

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About the author (1980)

Lewis E. Hahn is Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Col­lected Works of John Dewey.

Jo Ann Boydston, General Editor of the Middle Works, is Director of the Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois Univer­sity at Carbondale.