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Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey: Pragmatism and Interactive Constructivism in the Twenty-first Century
     

Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey: Pragmatism and Interactive Constructivism in the Twenty-first Century

by Jim Garrison
 

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ISBN-10: 0791475468

ISBN-13: 9780791475461

Pub. Date: 07/01/2009

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Leading scholars challenge and reinvigorate the pragmatic method of John Dewey.

Focusing on issues of diversity, difference, and inclusion, leading scholars explore John Dewey’s pluralistic, deliberative, and communicative theory of democracy. They discuss the tensions between Dewey’s two criteria for a democratic society found in Democracy and

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Leading scholars challenge and reinvigorate the pragmatic method of John Dewey.

Focusing on issues of diversity, difference, and inclusion, leading scholars explore John Dewey’s pluralistic, deliberative, and communicative theory of democracy. They discuss the tensions between Dewey’s two criteria for a democratic society found in Democracy and Education; critique and recreate Deweyan democratic pluralism from a contemporary European perspective that acknowledges the importance of postmodern and poststructuralist thought; examine Dewey’s theory of inquiry in ways that illuminate his thinking about the deliberative functions of democracy; and probe the communicative aspects of democracy, emphasizing how emotions and interests both help and hinder communication. These essays challenge, revise, and reinvigorate Deweyan thinking, offering guidance for deeply democratic remedies to the fears, ontological wounds, and practical needs that characterize our problematic times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791475461
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
Reconstructing Democracy and Recontextualizing Deweyan Pragmatism
Jim Garrison

1. The Political Philosophy of Pragmatism
James Campbell

2. Dr. Dewey's Deeply Democratic Metaphysical Therapeutic for the Post-9/11 American Democratic Disease: Toward Cultural Revitalization and Political Reinhabitation
Judith Green

3. Democracy and Education after Dewey—Pragmatist Implications for Constructivist Pedagogy
Kersten Reich

4. Dewey's Pluralism Reconsidered—Pragmatist and Constructivist Perspectives on Diversity and Difference
Stefan Neubert

5. Evolutionary Naturalism, Logic, and Lifelong Learning: Three Keys to Dewey's Philosophy of Education
Larry A. Hickman

6. Thinking Desire: Taking Perspectives Seriously
Charlene Haddock Seigfried

7. A Pragmatist Approach to Emotional Expression and the Construction of Gender Identity
Jim Garrison

8. Moral Norms and Social Inquiry
Hans Seigfried

List of Contributors
Index

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