The Middle Works, 1899-1924, Volume 13

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Southern Illinois University Press, 1976 - Education - 564 pages

Volume 13 in The Middle Works of John Dewey, 1899-1924, series brings together Dewey’s writings for 1921 and 1922, with the exception of Human Nature and Conduct. A Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions textual edition.

Ralph Ross notes in his Introduction that the 53 items constituting this volume "defend Dewey’s beliefs at 63 and look forward to what he was yet to write.” The essays to which Dewey responded, as well as abstracts of articles that have been published only in Japanese, appear as appendixes.

The article "Valuation and Experimental Knowledge” treats a favorite Dewey theme: "Most of the important crises of life are cases where tastes are the only things worth dis cussing, and where, if the life of reason is to exist and prevail, judgment must be per formed with regard for its logical implica tions.” The philosophical articles stress Dewey’s view that, as Ross remarks, "philosophies are not timeless and universal, but speak to times, places and conditions.”

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Valuation and Experimental Knowledge 3 I
Knowledge and Speech Reaction 29 Realism without
ment 156 A Parting of the Ways for America 159

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Ralph Ross, formerly Hartley Burr Alex ander Professor of Humanities, is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Scripps College and of the Graduate Faculty at Claremont College.

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

Barbara Levine, textual editor for this vol ume, is a member of the Dewey Center staff.

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