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Human Nature And Conduct
     

Human Nature And Conduct

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by John Dewey
 

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The problem with morality, according to Pragmatist John Dewey, is that it assumes an inherent lacking in human nature and then seeks, through constraining rules, punishment, and threat, to make humans act differently-act against their nature. This, he claims, is a battle doomed to fail.

In Human Nature and Conduct, first published in 1922, Dewey brings the rigor of

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The problem with morality, according to Pragmatist John Dewey, is that it assumes an inherent lacking in human nature and then seeks, through constraining rules, punishment, and threat, to make humans act differently-act against their nature. This, he claims, is a battle doomed to fail.

In Human Nature and Conduct, first published in 1922, Dewey brings the rigor of natural sciences to the quest for a better moral system. By studying habit, impulse, and intelligence, he arrives at a morality that is firmly rooted the context of the world, accounting for thinking humans with individual circumstances that do, indeed, make a difference when determining right and wrong.

Students of sociology, philosophy, and psychology will be interested to see moral judgment investigated as a scientific question by one of America's most influential philosophers.

American educator and philosopher JOHN DEWEY (1859-1952) helped found the American Association of University Professors. He served as professor of philosophy at Columbia University from 1904 to 1930 and authored numerous books, including The School and Society (1899), Experience and Nature (1925), Experience and Education (1938), and Freedom and Culture (1939).

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BN ID:
2940026595624
Publisher:
Henry Holt And Company
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NOOK Book
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522 KB

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Human Nature and Conduct (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Neitzsche was German. 19th century. Not early American.
Lillip More than 1 year ago
Well-written, clear and concise, in most respects. Dewey's thoughts are an excellent exposure of early 20th century theory that is still useful today for understanding human and social conduct. Does rely heavily on Dewey's educational theories of childhood development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago