The Later Works, 1925-1953: 1938

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SIU Press, 1986 - Philosophy - 793 pages
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Heralded as “the crowning work of a great career,” Logic: The Theory of Inquiry was widely reviewed. To Evander Bradley McGilvary, the work assured De­wey “a place among the world’s great logicians.”

 

William Gruen thought “No treatise on logic ever written has had as direct and vital an impact on social life as Dewey’s will have.”

 

Paul Weiss called it “the source and inspiration of a new and powerful movement.”

 

Irwin Edman said of it, “Most phi­losophers write postscripts; Dewey has made a program. His Logic is a new charter for liberal intelligence.”

 

Ernest Nagel called the Logic an im­pressive work. Its unique virtue is to bring fresh illumination to its subject by stressing the roles logical principles and concepts have in achieving the ob­jectives of scientific inquiry.”

 

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Contents

Preface
3
Biological
30
Cultural
48
Common Sense and Scientific Inquiry
66
The Needed Reform of Logic
86
The Pattern of Inquiry
105
The Construction of Judgment
123
Understanding
142
Formal Functions and Canons
327
Terms or Meanings
347
Form and Matter
369
Mathematical Discourse
391
Induction and Deduction
415
Scientific LawsCausation and Sequences
437
Scientific Method and Scientific Subject
458
Social Inquiry
481

Evaluation
161
Judgment
182
The Function of Propositions of Quantity
200
Judgment as SpatialTemporal
220
General
244
Generic and Universal Propositions
263
General Theory of Propositions
283
Propositions Ordered in Sets and Series
310
The Logic of Inquiry and Philosophies
506
TEXTUAL APPARATUS
529
Emendations List
550
LineEnd Hyphenation
764
Checklist of Deweys References
771
pagination key to the first edition
790
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About the author (1986)

The late Ernest Nagel was University Professor Emeritus at Columbia Univer­sity.

 

Jo Ann Boydston is Director of the Center for Dewey Studies.

 

Kathleen E. Poulos is a staff member at the Center for Dewey Studies.