The Middle Works of John Dewey, Volume 14, 1899 - 1924: Human Nature and Conduct 1922

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An authoritative edition of Human Nature and Conduct, this work sets forth John Dewey's view that habits are social functions, and that social phenomena, such as habit and custom and scientific methods of inquiry, are both moral and natural. Dewey concludes, "Within the flickering inconsequential acts of separate selves dwells a sense of the whole which claims and dignifies them. In its presence we put off mortality and live in the universal."

The Collected Works of John Dewey, 1882-1953, thirty-seven volumes divided into early works, middle works, and later works, plus index, includes all the books and articles published during John Dewey's intellectual career from 1882 to 1952 as well as selected personal correspondence and posthumous publications. This definitive series makes accessible the distinctive thought of America's national philosopher.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809328093
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Collected Works of John Dewey Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction   Murray G. Murphey     ix
Human Nature and Conduct     1
Preface     3
Introduction     4
The Place of Habit in Conduct     13
Habits as Social Functions     15
Habits and Will     21
Character and Conduct     33
Custom and Habit     43
Custom and Morality     54
Habit and Social Psychology     60
The Place of Impulse in Conduct     63
Impulses and Change of Habits     65
Plasticity of Impulse     69
Changing Human Nature     76
Impulse and Conflict of Habits     88
Classification of Instincts     92
No Separate Instincts     104
Impulse and Thought     117
The Place of Intelligence in Conduct     119
Habit and Intelligence     121
The Psychology of Thinking     127
The Nature of Deliberation     132
Deliberation and Calculation     139
The Uniqueness of Good     146
The Nature of Aims     154
The Nature of Principles     164
Desire and Intelligence     171
The Present and Future     182
Conclusion     191
The Good of Activity     193
Morals Are Human     204
What Is Freedom?     209
Morality Is Social     216
Foreword to the 1930 Modern Library Edition     228
First Edition Pagination Key     231
Textual Apparatus     235
Textual Commentary     237
Emendations List     244
Line-end Hyphenation     247
Checklist of Dewey's References     249
Index     251
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