Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence

Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence

by James Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812692853

ISBN-13: 9780812692853

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

"This beautifully written work is the best general introduction to Dewey's philosophy. The exposition is greatly enriched by Campbell's provision of the historical context of Dewey's aims and enquiries". -- James Gouinlock Emory University

"Understanding John Dewey will be as useful to those coming to Dewey for the first time as to Dewey specialists. Few scholars

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"This beautifully written work is the best general introduction to Dewey's philosophy. The exposition is greatly enriched by Campbell's provision of the historical context of Dewey's aims and enquiries". -- James Gouinlock Emory University

"Understanding John Dewey will be as useful to those coming to Dewey for the first time as to Dewey specialists. Few scholars combine as well as Campbell does deep knowledge of American intellectual history and skill in philosophical analysis". -- Peter H. Hare Editor, Transactions of the Peirce Society

"A book not merely readable but elegant and lucid, not merely adequate but exemplary in its scholarship. Campbell's exposition is a skillfully crafted matrix in which Dewey's own words achieve a momentum and clarity seldom achieved in their original settings, while a chorus, composed mostly of Dewey's contemporaries, provide illuminating commentary from Campbell's footnotes". -- International Studies in Philosophy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812692853
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
International Studies in Philosophy
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Human Nature25
Ch. 3Experience, Nature, and the Role of Philosophy67
Ch. 4Designating the Good99
Ch. 5Building a Better Society143
Ch. 6Criticisms and Responses225
Ch. 7Human Community as a Religious Goal267
Appendix285
Works Cited289
Index305

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