John Dewey and American Democracy

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Cornell University Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 570 pages
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'Far and away the best book on (Dewey) yet. Westbrook's intellectual scholarship at its finest--a very unusual combination of vast learning, dialectical acuity and literary skill....This book will do a great deal to make Dewey more available and plausible, and to help his writings shape the imagination of a new generation of Americans.'--Richard Rorty, New Leader

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Westbrook places the development of Dewey's political and social theory in the context of his metaphysical views as historically developed. For Dewey, the social good is joined to individual ... Read full review

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Excellent intellectual history of "America's #1 philosopher!" Westbrook gives a somewhat apologetic, but critical leftist POV. Provides extensive, incredibly detailed, well researched connections ... Read full review


PART ONE A Social Gospel 188219o4
PART Two Progressive Democracy 19o41918
PART THREE Toward the Great Commun1ty 19181929
1o Philosophy and Democracy 379
PART FOUR Democrat Emeritus 19291952
The Wilderness and the Promised Land
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Robert B. Westbrook, author of the highly acclaimed John Dewey and American Democracy, teaches American history at the University of Rochester. He lives in Brockport, New York.

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