John Dewey: Rethinking Our Time

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SUNY Press, 1998 - Education - 189 pages
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Written in a manner accessible to non-specialists, this book provides an introduction to all areas central to John Dewey s philosophy: aesthetics, social and political philosophy, education, the philosophy of religion, and theory of knowledge. Boisvert situates Dewey as a thinker who could appreciate the advance of science while remaining an empirical naturalist committed to the revelatory powers of lived experience."
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Deweys Reconstruction of the Tradition
4
1 The LifeWorld
13
The Fallacy of Intellectualism
18
The Primacy of Interaction
20
Temporality and Possibility
22
Responsibility
25
2 Thinking
29
5 Educating
95
Beyond Modern Man
98
Occupations
100
Education is an End in Itself
104
Education and Democracy
105
Moral Education
110
6 Making
117
Experience
122

Copernican Revolutions
32
Spectators or Inquirers?
35
The Traits of Inquiry
39
Embodied Intelligence
41
The Role of Philosophy
45
3 Democracy
49
Conjoint Communicated Experience
51
Freedom as Growth
58
Equality as Individuality
65
4 The Public
73
Problems of the Public
79
Conditions for Reviving the Public
82
The Need for New Symbols
85
An Effective Public
93
Imagination Communication and Expression
126
Distraction versus Participation
135
7 Devotion
139
The Load Carried by Traditional Religions
143
Faith
145
8 Conclusion
157
Deweys Relevance
158
Biographical Data
163
Dewey in Cyberspace
165
Notes
167
Bibliography
177
Index
185
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About the author (1998)

Raymond D. Boisvert is Professor of Philosophy at Siena College. He is the author of Dewey's Metaphysics.

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