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Democracy as Culture: Deweyan Pragmatism in a Globalizing World
     

Democracy as Culture: Deweyan Pragmatism in a Globalizing World

by Sor-hoon Tan, John Whalen-Bridge
 

ISBN-10: 0791475883

ISBN-13: 9780791475881

Pub. Date: 07/01/2009

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Explores the significance of Dewey’s thought on democracy for the contemporary world.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, contributors to this volume explore the significance of John Dewey’s Pragmatism for the contemporary world. They examine such issues as whether Classical Pragmatism justifies global democracy, whether Dewey’s idea of

Overview

Explores the significance of Dewey’s thought on democracy for the contemporary world.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, contributors to this volume explore the significance of John Dewey’s Pragmatism for the contemporary world. They examine such issues as whether Classical Pragmatism justifies global democracy, whether Dewey’s idea of democracy—so intimately linked to American culture—has any relevance for other cultures, and whether democracy can take other forms than those found in Europe and America. Contributors focus on Dewey’s cross-cultural experience and affinities with Descartes and modern Neo-Confucians to provide a glimpse of how Dewey’s influence outside America has stimulated other cultures, heralding a new stage in the growth of Pragmatism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791475881
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

On Richard Rorty
Bruce Robbins

1. Introduction—Pragmatism’s Passport: Dewey, Democracy, and Globalization
Sor-hoon Tan and John Whalen-Bridge

I. Universalizing Democracy Pragmatically

2. The Genesis of Democratic Norms: Some Insights from Classical Pragmatism
Larry A. Hickman

3. Reconstructing ‘Culture’—A Deweyan Response to Antidemocratic Culturalism
Sor-hoon Tan

II. Imposing Democracy

4. Globalizing Democracy—A Deweyan Critique of Bush’s Second-Term National Security Strategy
Sun Youzhong

5. Can Democratic Inquiry Be Exported? Dewey and the Globalization of Education
James Scott Johnston

6. Jane Addams: Pragmatist-Feminist Democracy in a Global Context
Judy D. Whipps

7. War Without Belief—On Louis Menand’s The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America
Bruce Robbins

III. De-centering Dewey

8. Dewey’s Difficult Recovery, Analytic Philosophy’s Attempted Turn
John Holbo

9. Descartes, Dewey, and Democracy
Cecilia Wee

10. Nonduality and Aesthetic Experience—Dewey’s Theory and Johnson’s Practice
John Whalen-Bridge

11. When Dewey’s Confucian Admirer Meets His Liberal Critic—Liang Shuming and Eammon Callan on John Dewey’s Democracy and Education
Jessica Ching-Sze Wang

12. Tang Junyi and the Very ‘Idea’ of Confucian Democracy
Roger T. Ames

Works Cited
List of Contributors
Index

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