The Later Works of John Dewey, 1925-1953: Essays, Reviews, Miscellany, and a Common Faith 1933-1934 / Edition 2

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This volume brings together sixty items from 1933 and 1934, including Dewey's Terry Lectures at Yale University. With the publication of the lectures as A Common Faith, Dewey encouraged his readers to see religion as human experience in a naturalistic and humanistic setting. He proposed that institutional religions would do well to focus on ideal possibilities in the present time and place rather than relying on the supernatural and the hereafter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809328192
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Collected Works of John Dewey Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 534
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction   Milton R. Konvitz     xi
A Common Faith     1
Religion versus the Religious     3
Faith and Its Object     21
The Human Abode of the Religious Function     40
Essays     59
Steps to Economic Recovery     61
The Future of Radical Political Action     66
Unity and Progress     71
Imperative Need: A New Radical Party     76
What Keeps Funds Away from Purchasers     81
American Ideals (I): The Theory of Liberty vs. the Fact of Regimentation     87
Why I Am Not a Communist     91
The Supreme Intellectual Obligation     96
A Great American Prophet     102
Intelligence and Power     107
The Crisis in Education     112
Education and Our Present Social Problems     127
Dewey Outlines Utopian Schools     136
Shall We Abolish School "Frills"? No     141
Why Have Progressive Schools?     147
Education for a Changing Social Order     158
The Activity Movement     169
Education and the Social Order     175
Character Training for Youth     186
The Need for a Philosophy of Education     194
Can Education Share in Social Reconstruction?     205
Reviews     211
A God or The God? Review of Is There a God?   Henry Nelson Wieman   Douglas Clyde Macintosh   Max Carl Otto     213
Dr. Dewey Replies     223
Social Stresses and Strains. Review of Recent Social Trends in the United States     229
Review of Mr. Justice Brandeis, edited by Felix Frankfurter     237
Santayana's Orthodoxy. Review of George Santayana's Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy     240
Acquiescence and Activity in Communism. Review of Theodore B. H. Brameld's A Philosophic Approach to Communism     244
People's Lobby Bulletin     247
Unemployed and Underpaid Consumers Should Not Pay Billion Dollar Subsidy to Speculators     249
Relief Is Vital     252
The Banking Crisis     254
Congress Faces Its Test on Taxation     256
The Real Test of the "New Deal"     259
Superficial Treatment Must Fail     261
Inflationary Measures Injure the Masses     265
Wild Inflation Would Paralyze Nation     267
Lobby Asks Special Session on Debts     269
Unemployment Committee Asks Adequate Relief     271
Farm Processing and Other Consumption Taxes Must Be Repealed     273
The Next Session and the People's Lobby     275
President's Policies Help Property Owners Chiefly     277
New Deal Program Must Be Appraised     280
A Real Test of the Administration     282
America's Public Ownership Program     285
Facing the Era of Realities     287
No Half-Way House for America     289
Miscellany     291
Religions and the "Religious"     293
Reply to Edwin Ewart Aubrey and Henry Nelson Wieman in "Is John Dewey a Theist?"     294
Introduction to Challenge to the New Deal$dedited by Alfred Mitchell Bingham$dedited by Selden Rodman     296
Foreword to George Raymond Geiger's The Philosophy of Henry George     299
Meaning, Assertion and Proposal     303
To Save the Rand School     305
The Drive against Hunger     307
Radio's Influence on the Mind     309
Preface to the English Edition of Terror in Cuba     310
Statement on Technocracy     312
Reports and Interview     313
On the Grievance Committee's Report     315
The Report of the Special Grievance Committee of the Teachers Union     320
New York and the Seabury Investigation      346
Tomorrow May Be Too Late: Save the Schools Now     386
Appendixes     397
After Capitalism-What?   Reinhold Niebuhr     399
Shall We Abolish School "Frills"? Yes   H. L. Mencken     406
Mr. Wieman and Mr. Macintosh "Converse" with Mr. Dewey   Henry Nelson Wieman   Douglas Clyde Macintosh     412
John Dewey's Credo   Norbert Guterman     423
John Dewey's Common Faith   Henry Nelson Wieman     426
Is John Dewey a Theist?   Edwin Ewart Aubrey     435
Is John Dewey a Theist?   Henry Nelson Wieman     438
Textual Apparatus     441
Textual Notes     443
Textual Commentary     445
Emendations List     481
Substantive Variants in "Faith and Its Object"     507
Substantive Variants in "Why Have Progressive Schools?"     511
1949 Substantive Variants in Education and the Social Order     514
Line-End Hyphenation     516
Substantive Variants in Quotations     518
Checklist of Dewey's References     525
Index     529
Pagination Key to the First Edition of A Common Faith     551
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