Reinhold Niebuhr and John Dewey: An American Odyssey
Reinhold Niebuhr and John Dewey frequently have been identified as the most influential American philosophers of their respective times. Although their direct contact in print and in political action was marginal, their substantive conflict over such issues as religion, naturalism, the liberal tradition, and democracy both reflected and shaped much of America s inner dialogue from 1932 to mid-century and beyond. In this intriguing book, Daniel Rice makes a strong case that, although the clash between Niebuhr and Dewey was real and important, in a wider context the two shared more insights than either realized."
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The Early Years
Queries Pragmatic and Social
The Opening Attack on Liberalism
The Dialogue Begins in Earnest
A Common Faith
A Broadening Out of the 1ssues
Conflict in the Closing Years
The Major Issues
Conflict over Naturalism
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