Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey: Pragmatism and Interactive Constructivism in the Twentyfirst Century

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Leading scholars challenge and reinvigorate the pragmatic method of John Dewey.
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“Reading Dewey through the eyes of postmodern theories of social/interactive constructivism, these essays not only speak to issues of identity and power that Dewey elided, they speak directly to each other in a conversation about how democracy can become more deeply embedded in all aspects of experience.” — CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791475461
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Garrison is Professor of Philosophy and Education at Virginia Tech. His many books include The Educational Conversation: Closing the Gap (coedited with Anthony G. Rud Jr.), also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents


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

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