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The Meaning of Truth (Great Books in Philosophy)
     

The Meaning of Truth (Great Books in Philosophy)

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by William James
 

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Preeminent American philosopher and educator John Dewey (1859-1952) rejected Hegelian idealism for the pragmatism of William James.

In this collection of informal, highly readable essays, originally published between 1897 and 1909, Dewey articulates his now classic philosophical concepts of knowledge and truth and the nature of reality. Here Dewey introduces his

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Preeminent American philosopher and educator John Dewey (1859-1952) rejected Hegelian idealism for the pragmatism of William James.

In this collection of informal, highly readable essays, originally published between 1897 and 1909, Dewey articulates his now classic philosophical concepts of knowledge and truth and the nature of reality. Here Dewey introduces his scientific method and uses critical intelligence to reject the traditional ways of viewing philosophical discourse. Knowledge cannot be divorced from experience; it is gradually acquired through interaction with nature. Philosophy, therefore, has to be regarded as itself a method of knowledge and not as a repository of disembodied, pre-existing absolute truths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573921381
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Pages:
315
Sales rank:
878,966
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.70(d)

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