Democracy and Education

Democracy and Education

by John Dewey
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Democracy and Education by John Dewey

1. Renewal of Life by Transmission. The most notable distinction between living and inanimate things is that the former maintain themselves by renewal. A stone when struck resists. If its resistance is greater than the force of the blow struck, it remains outwardly unchanged. Otherwise, it is shattered into smaller bits. Never does the stone attempt to react in such a way that it may maintain itself against the blow, much less so as to render the blow a contributing factor to its own continued action. While the living thing may easily be crushed by superior force, it none the less tries to turn the energies which act upon it into means of its own further existence. If it cannot do so, it does not just split into smaller pieces (at least in the higher forms of life), but loses its identity as a living thing.

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BN ID: 2940011901331
Publisher: New Century Books
Publication date: 12/04/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 282 KB

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Democracy and Education (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleased with the purchase of this book. I used it for a research paper and it had all the information that I needed for the paper. Although not an abridged version, it lacks more information in terms of the table of contents and the ability to look for topics in an index, which sometimes proves helpful, especially in research endeavors. The book is all Dewey, however, and it is a very good read for people truly interested in educational philosophy. It is a very good deal pricewise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago