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John Dewey : rethinking our time

Author: Raymond D Boisvert
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1998.
Series: SUNY series in philosophy of education.
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Written in a manner accessible to non-specialists, this book provides an introduction to all areas central to John Dewey's philosophy: aesthetics, social and political philosophy, education, the philosophy of religion, and theory of knowledge. Boisvert situates Dewey as a thinker who could appreciate the advance of science while remaining an "empirical naturalist" committed to the revelatory powers of lived  Read more...
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Boisvert, Raymond D.
John Dewey.
Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1998
(DLC) 96052291
(OCoLC)36074534
Named Person: John Dewey; John Dewey; John Dewey; John Dewey; John Dewey
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond D Boisvert
ISBN: 0585076855 9780585076850 9780791435298 0791435296 9780791435304 079143530X 9780791497005 0791497003
OCLC Number: 42855966
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 189 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: The "naissance" and "renaissance" of American philosophy --
Dewey's reconstruction of the tradition --
1. The life-world --
Lived experience --
The fallacy of intellectualism --
The primacy of interaction --
Temporality and possibility --
Responsibility --
Evaluating philosophy --
2. Thinking --
Against epistemology --
Copernican revolutions --
Spectators or inquirers? --
The traits of inquiry --
3. Democracy --
Winthrop, Locke, and Dewey --
Conjoint, communicated experience --
Freedom as growth --
Equality as individuality --
4. The public --
Mass or public? --
Problems of the public --
Conditions for reviving the public --
An effective public --
5. Educating --
A simple credo --
Beyond modern man --
Occupations --
Education is an end in itself --
Education and democracy --
Moral education --
6. Making --
Art versus arts --
Experience --
Imagination, communication, and expression --
Distraction versus participation --
7. Devotion --
Religious versus religion --
The :load" carried by traditional religions --
Faith --
God --
Cooperation --
8. Conclusion --
Postmodern or polytemporal? --
Dewey's relevance.
Series Title: SUNY series in philosophy of education.
Responsibility: Raymond D. Boisvert.

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Written in a manner accessible to non-specialists, this book provides an introduction to all areas central to John Dewey's philosophy: aesthetics, social and political philosophy, education, the philosophy of religion, and theory of knowledge. Boisvert situates Dewey as a thinker who could appreciate the advance of science while remaining an "empirical naturalist" committed to the revelatory powers of lived experience.

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