Freedom and Culture

Freedom and Culture

by John Dewey
     
 

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The twentieth century has witnessed the blossoming of Western culture: new technology; communications and transportation systems; social, political, educational, agricultural, and medical advances. But with these changes have come the strains and tensions of conflicting interests, desires, and values within the community. John Dewey, one of America's most

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The twentieth century has witnessed the blossoming of Western culture: new technology; communications and transportation systems; social, political, educational, agricultural, and medical advances. But with these changes have come the strains and tensions of conflicting interests, desires, and values within the community. John Dewey, one of America's most prolific writers of popular philosophy, believed that humankind could keep a firm hold on its destiny only if the critical intelligence of scientific method and its democratic counterpart were emphasized and promoted. Freedom of inquiry, tolerance of diverse ideas and opinions, cultural pluralism, free speech, and a willingness to cooperate in pursuit of shared values and ideals would be the springboard for social development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879755607
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
1,327,028
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.31(d)

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