John Dewey: An Intellectual Portrait

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Overview

Sidney Hook, one of America's leading social philosophers, was a dedicated student and friend of John Dewey, one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. In this timeless volume, first published in 1939, Hook discusses the leading philosophical ideas of his mentor to highlight Dewey's central themes, their implications, and the relevance of his vision to the problems of American culture. Included in this intellectual biography are Dewey's thoughts on philosophy and culture; truth; logic and action; body, mind, and behavior; standards, ends, and means; the good society; education; art; human nature; and democracy.
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A reprint of Hook's (1902-91) 1939 synthesis of the thought of his teacher and friend Dewey (1859-1952) for lay readers and beginning philosophy students. Emphasizes how Dewey addressed contemporary American problems and how others can use his ideas to do the same. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879759858
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Sidney Hook (1902-1989) was professor emeritus at New York University and a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Among his many books are Convictions; Paradoxes of Freedom; The Quest for Being; Reason, Social Myths, and Democracy; and an autobiography, Out of Step: An Unquiet Life in the 20th Century.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
I The Man 3
II Philosophy and Culture 28
III The Nature of Ideas 51
IV Truth 74
V Logic and Action 88
VI Body, Mind, and Behavior 106
VII Standards, Ends, and Means 127
VIII The Good Society 149
IX The Frontiers of Education 177
X Art as Experience 192
XI Nature and Man 211
XII The Philosopher of American Democracy 226
Bibliographical References 240
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