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Moral Writings of John Dewey

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ISBN-10: 0879758821

ISBN-13: 9780879758820

Edition: 1994

Authors: James Gouinlock, John Dewey

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John Dewey (1859-1952), renowned educator and philosopher, has been called the national philosopher of American civilization. James Gouinlock's superb collection of Dewey's writings presents the many aspects of Dewey's ethical thought. With this collection, students and scholars alike will more readily acknowledge Dewey's substantial contribution to our understanding of the moral life.The selections are grouped according to topic, including: "The Nature of Moral Philosophy"; "Man, Nature, and Society"; "Value and Nature"; "Human Nature and Value"; "Value and Intelligence"; "Moral Language"; and "Social Intelligence and Democracy".
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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 4/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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…    

Foreword
Preface
Credits
Introduction
The Nature of Moral Philosophy
Philosophy
Philosophy and Civilization
The Method and Aims of Philosophy
Moral Philosophy and Life Experience
The Scope of Moral Philosophy
Reflective Morality and Choice
Man, Nature, and Society
The Influence of Darwinism on Philosophy
Time and Individuality
Social as a Category
The Unity of the Human Being
Value and Nature
Before Intelligence Becomes Effective
The Status of Values in Nature
The Nature of Aims
Ends-in-View and Unifications of Value
Unified Value: Consummatory Experience
Converting Natural Sequences into Consummations
Human Nature and Value
Habit
The Nature and Conditions of Growth
Growth and Value
Unification of the Self
Growth and Unification Are Social
The Individual, the Associated, and the Social
Growth, Shared Experience, and Community
Value and Intelligence
Instrumentalism
Intelligence and Morals
Moral Deliberation and Experimental Logic
Deliberation and Choice
The Nature of Principles
The Construction of Good
The Irreducible Plurality of Moral Criteria
Moral Language
The Nature and Function of Language
Moral Expressions as Language
The Morality of Emotive Language
Why Not Abandon Moral Language?
Social Intelligence and Democracy
Morality Is Social
Philosophies of Freedom
Intelligence and Democratic Institutions
Intelligence as Social
The Tasks of Social Intelligence
The Method of Social Intelligence
Ideals of Social Intelligence
Index