The Later Works, 1925-1953: 1949-1952
Typescripts, essays, and an authoritative edition of Knowing and the Known, Dewey’s collaborative work with Arthur F. Bentley.
In an illuminating Introduction T. Z. Lavine defines the collaboration's three goals—the "construction of a new language for behavioral inquiry," "a critique of formal logicians, in defense of Dewey’s Logic," and "a critique of logical positivism." In Dewey’s words: "Largely due to Bentley, I’ve finally got the nerve inside of me to do what I should have done years ago."
"What Is It to Be a Linguistic Sign or Name?" and "Values, Valuations, and Social Facts,’ both written in 1945, are published here for the first time.
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Common Sense and Science
A Trial Group of Names
Summary of Progress Made
What Is It to Be a Linguistic Sign or Name?
Values Valuations and Social Facts
Importance Significance and Meaning
How What and What For in Social Inquiry
An Aid to Puzzled Critics
Experience and Existence in Deweys
Notes on Substantive Variants
Alterations in Manuscripts