Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays / Edition 1

Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays / Edition 1

by John Dewey
     
 

Preeminent American philosopher and educator John Dewey (1859-1952) rejected Hegelian idealism for the pragmatism of William James.

In this collection of informal, highly readable essays, originally published between 1897 and 1909, Dewey articulates his now classic philosophical concepts of knowledge and truth and the nature of reality. Here Dewey introduces his

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Preeminent American philosopher and educator John Dewey (1859-1952) rejected Hegelian idealism for the pragmatism of William James.

In this collection of informal, highly readable essays, originally published between 1897 and 1909, Dewey articulates his now classic philosophical concepts of knowledge and truth and the nature of reality. Here Dewey introduces his scientific method and uses critical intelligence to reject the traditional ways of viewing philosophical discourse. Knowledge cannot be divorced from experience; it is gradually acquired through interaction with nature. Philosophy, therefore, has to be regarded as itself a method of knowledge and not as a repository of disembodied, pre-existing absolute truths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573921374
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.99(d)

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Table of Contents

The Influence of Darwinism on Philosophy1
Nature and Its Good: A Conversation20
Intelligence and Morals46
The Experimental Theory of Knowledge77
The Intellectualist Criterion for Truth112
A Short Catechism Concerning Truth154
Beliefs and Existences169
Experience and Objective Idealism198
The Postulate of Immediate Empiricism226
"Consciousness" And Experience242
The Significance of the Problem of Knowledge271

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