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Philosophy of John Dewey The Structure of Experience - The Lived Experience

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ISBN-13: 9780226144016
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Description: John J. McDermott's anthology, The Philosophy of John Dewey, provides the best general selection available of the writings of America's most distinguished philosopher and social critic. This comprehensive collection, ideal for use in the classroom  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 766
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

John J. McDermott's anthology, The Philosophy of John Dewey, provides the best general selection available of the writings of America's most distinguished philosopher and social critic. This comprehensive collection, ideal for use in the classroom and indispensable for anyone interested in the wide scope of Dewey's thought and works, affords great insight into his role in the history of ideas and the basic integrity of his philosophy. This edition combines in one book the two volumes previously published separately. Volume 1, "The Structure of Experience," contains essays on metaphysics, the logic of inquiry, the problem of knowledge, and value theory. In volume 2, "The Lived Experience," Dewey's writings on pedagogy, ethics, the aesthetics of the "live creature," politics, and the philosophy of culture are presented. McDermott has prefaced each essay with a helpful explanatory note and has written an excellent general introduction to the anthology.

John Dewey was born in 1859 in Burlington, Vermont. He founded the Laboratory School at the University of Chicago in 1896 to apply his original theories of learning based on pragmatism and "directed living." This combination of learning with concrete activities and practical experience helped earn him the title, "father of progressive education." After leaving Chicago he went to Columbia University as a professor of philosophy from 1904 to 1930, bringing his educational philosophy to the Teachers College there. Dewey was known and consulted internationally for his opinions on a wide variety of social, educational and political issues. His many books on these topics began with Psychology (1887), and include The School and Society (1899), Experience and Nature (1925), and Freedom and Culture (1939).Dewey died of pneumonia in 1952.

The Structure of Experience Preface to the Phoenix Edition
Preface
Introduction
Notes Chronology
Bibliography Editor's Note on the Text I. Historical Roots and Reflections
From Absolutism to Experimentalism
Kant and Philosophic Method
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Influence of Darwinism on Philosophy
The Development of American Pragmatism
The Need for a Recovery of Philosophy
Early Psychological Writings
The Psychological Standpoint
Psychology as Philosophic Method
The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology
The Psychology of Effort
The Experience of Knowing
"Consciousness" and Experience
The Experimental Theory of Knowledge
Experience and Objective Idealism
The Practical Character of Reality
The Pattern of Inquiry
The Metaphysics of Experience
The Postulate of Immediate Empiricism
Experience and Philosophic Method
Existence as Precarious and Stable
Experience, Nature and Art
Existence, Value and Criticism
Volume II The Lived Experience
The Culture of Inquiry
Escape from Peril
Philosophy's Search for the Immutable
Science and Society
Social Inquiry
Experience is Pedagogical
Interest in Relation to the Training of the Will
My Pedagogic Creed
The School and Social Progress
The Child and the Curriculum
Education as Growth
Experience and Thinking
The Need of a Theory of Experience
Criteria of Experience
Experience as Aesthetic
The Live Creature
The Live Creature and "Etherial Things"
Having an Experience
Experience as Problematic: Ethical, Religious, Political, and Social Dimensions
The Construction of Good
The Lost Individual
Toward a New Individualism
Search for the Great Community
Renascent Liberalism
The Problem of Freedom
Culture and Human Nature
The Human Abode and the Religious Function
Morality Is Social

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