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ERIC Number: EJ962312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
The Grammar of the Human Life Process: John Dewey's New Theory of Language
Harris, Fred
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v44 suppl s1 p18-30 May 2012
Dewey proposed a new theory of language, in which the form (such as symbols) and content of language are not separated. The content of language includes the physical aspects of the world, which are purely quantitative: the life process, which involves functional responses to qualities, and the human life process, which involves the conscious integration of the potentiality of qualities to form a functional whole. The pinnacle of this process is individuality, or the emergence of a unique function to change social habits through a democratic process. However, there is a real danger that the form and content of language become split. To prevent such a split, Dewey proposed education through the basic occupations of the production of food, clothing and shelter.
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Language: English
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