Human Nature and Conduct

Human Nature and Conduct

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Human Nature and Conduct by John Dewey

Volume 14 of The Middle Works of John Dewey, 1899–1924, series provides an authoritative edition of Dewey’s Human Nature and Conduct. A Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions textual edition.


Human Nature and Conduct evolved from the West Memorial Foundation lectures at Stanford University. The lectures were ex­tensively rewritten and expanded into one of Dewey’s best-known works. As Murray G. Murphey says in his Introduction, “It was a work in which Dewey sought to make ex­plicit the social character of his psychology and philosophy—something which had long been evident but never so clearly spelled out.”

Subtitled “An Introduction to Social Psy­chology,” Human Nature and Conduct sets forth Dewey’s view that habits are social functions, and that social phenomena, such as habit and custom and scientific methods of inquiry are 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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809314379
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 11/01/1987
Series: Collected Works of John Dewey
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Murray G. Murphey is Professor of Amer­ican Civilization at the University of Penn­sylvania.

Jo Ann Boydston is Director of the Cen­ter for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Patricia Baysinger, textual editor of this volume, is a member of the Dewey Center staff.

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Human Nature and Conduct (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Neitzsche was German. 19th century. Not early American.
Lillip More than 1 year ago
Well-written, clear and concise, in most respects. Dewey's thoughts are an excellent exposure of early 20th century theory that is still useful today for understanding human and social conduct. Does rely heavily on Dewey's educational theories of childhood development.
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