The Moral Writings of John Dewey (Great Books in Philosophy Series) / Edition 1

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John Dewey (1859-1952), renowned educator and philosopher, has been called the national philosopher of American civilization. James Gouinlock's superb collection of Dewey's writings presents the many aspects of Dewey's ethical thought. With this collection, students and scholars alike will more readily acknowledge Dewey's substantial contribution to our understanding of the moral life.

The selections are grouped according to topic, including: "The Nature of Moral Philosophy"; "Man, Nature, and Society"; "Value and Nature"; "Human Nature and Value"; "Value and Intelligence"; "Moral Language"; and "Social Intelligence and Democracy".

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879758820
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Series: Great Books in Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,458,563
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.32 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Nature of Moral Philosophy 1
Philosophy 1
Philosophy and Civilization 7
The Method and Aims of Philosophy 9
Moral Philosophy and Life Experience 18
The Scope of Moral Philosophy 20
Reflective Morality and Choice 21
2 Man, Nature, and Society 23
The Influence of Darwinism on Philosophy 24
Time and Individuality 32
Social as a Category 41
The Unity of the Human Being 47
3 Value and Nature 56
Before Intelligence Becomes Effective 57
The Status of Values in Nature 58
The Nature of Aims 70
Ends-in-View and Unifications of Value 73
Unified Value: Consummatory Experience 75
Converting Natural Sequences into Consummations 79
4 Human Nature and Value 83
Habit 83
The Nature and Conditions of Growth 90
Growth and Value 94
Unification of the Self 100
Growth and Unification Are Social 105
The Individual, the Associated, and the Social 109
Growth, Shared Experience, and Community 114
5 Value and Intelligence 122
Instrumentalism 123
Intelligence and Morals 133
Moral Deliberation and Experimental Logic 134
Deliberation and Choice 139
The Nature of Principles 144
The Construction of Good 146
The Irreducible Plurality of Moral Criteria 156
6 Moral Language 164
The Nature and Function of Language 164
Moral Expressions as Language 168
The Morality of Emotive Language 173
Why Not Abandon Moral Language? 176
7 Social Intelligence and Democracy 181
Morality Is Social 182
Philosophies of Freedom 193
Intelligence and Democratic Institutions 211
Intelligence as Social 217
The Tasks of Social Intelligence 236
The Method of Social Intelligence 257
Ideals of Social Intelligence 264
Index 275
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