Middle Works of John Dewey, Volume 14, 1899 - 1924 Human Nature and Conduct 1922

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Description: An authoritative edition of Human Nature and Conduct, this work sets forth John Dewey's view that habits are social functions, and that social phenomena, such as habit and custom and scientific methods of inquiry, are both moral and natural. Dewey  More...

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List price: $40.00
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 4/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

An authoritative edition of Human Nature and Conduct, this work sets forth John Dewey's view that habits are social functions, and that social phenomena, such as habit and custom and scientific methods of inquiry, are both 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."

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.

Introduction
Human Nature and Conduct
Preface
Introduction
The Place of Habit in Conduct
Habits as Social Functions
Habits and Will
Character and Conduct
Custom and Habit
Custom and Morality
Habit and Social Psychology
The Place of Impulse in Conduct
Impulses and Change of Habits
Plasticity of Impulse
Changing Human Nature
Impulse and Conflict of Habits
Classification of Instincts
No Separate Instincts
Impulse and Thought
The Place of Intelligence in Conduct
Habit and Intelligence
The Psychology of Thinking
The Nature of Deliberation
Deliberation and Calculation
The Uniqueness of Good
The Nature of Aims
The Nature of Principles
Desire and Intelligence
The Present and Future
Conclusion
The Good of Activity
Morals Are Human
What Is Freedom?
Morality Is Social
Foreword to the 1930 Modern Library Edition
First Edition Pagination Key
Textual Apparatus
Textual Commentary
Emendations List
Line-end Hyphenation
Checklist of Dewey's References
Index

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