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“These essays build a valuable, if virtual, bridge between the thought of John Dewey and that of a host of modern European philosophers. They invite us to entertain a set of imagined conversations among the mighty dead that no doubt would have intrigued Dewey and each of the interlocutors gathered here.”Robert Westbrook, author of John Dewey and American Democracy and/or Democratic Hope: Pragmatism and the Politics of Truth.
John Dewey and Continental Philosophy provides a rich sampling of exchanges that could have taken place long ago between the traditions of American pragmatism and continental philosophy had the lines of communication been more open between Dewey and his European contemporaries. Since they were not, Paul Fairfield and thirteen of his colleagues seek to remedy the situation by bringing the philosophy of Dewey into conversation with several currents in continental philosophical thought, from post-Kantian idealism and the work of Friedrich Nietzsche to twentieth-century phenomenology, hermeneutics, and poststructuralism.
John Dewey and Continental Philosophy demonstrates some of the many connections and opportunities for cross-traditional thinking that have long existed between Dewey and continental thought, but have been under-explored. The intersection presented here between Dewey’s pragmatism and the European traditions makes a significant contribution to continental and American philosophy and will spur new and important developments in the American philosophical debate.
|Publisher:||Southern Illinois University Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
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About the Author
Paul Fairfield is associate professor of philosophy at Queen’s University in Ontario. He is the author of six books, including Education After Dewey.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Overdue Conversations Paul Fairfield 1
1 German Post-Kantian Idealism and Dewey's Metaphysics: Mutual Themes James Scott Johnston 6
2 Dewey, Hegel, and Knowledge after Kant Tom Rockmore 26
3 Traces of Hegelian Bildung in Dewey's Philosophy James A. Good Jim Garrison 44
4 Pragmatism and Gay Science: Comparing Dewey and Nietzsche Barry Allen 69
5 Dewey, Nietzsche, and the Self-image of Philosophy Paul Fairfield 90
6 Heidegger: A Pragmatist by Any Means Joseph Margolis 111
7 Science, Nature, and Philosophic Foundations: Dewey and Heidegger Sandra B. Rosenthal 126
8 Pragmatism and Hermeneutics Richard J. Bernstein 148
9 Dewey, Gadamer, and the Status of Poetry among the Arts David Vessey 161
10 Educating the Self: Dewey and Foucault C. G. Prado 174
11 The History and Critique of Modernity: Dewey with Foucault against Weber Colin Koopman 194
12 Meanings, Communication, and Politics: Dewey and Derrida Antonio Calcagno 219
13 Eagerness for Experience: Dewey and Deleuze on the Problematic of Thinking and Learning Inna Semetsky 233