ERIC Number: ED203330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Communication and Progress in the Philosophy of John Dewey.
Jones, Dan R.
The role of communication in John Dewey's major philosophical themes is investigated in this paper. A description of Dewey's concept of the ideal communication setting is provided, emphasizing how individual and social personalities are developed according to vital, interactive processes. This is followed by a discussion of possible impediments to communication, including two broad types of influences (sociological and ideological) that Dewey specified as disrupting the ideal communication process. The final section of the paper is a description of how Dewey believed society might be "reconstructed"--by consciously applying the principles involved in the ideal communication process to specific social problems. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dewey (John)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (64th, East Lansing, MI, August 8-11, 1981).