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ERIC Number: ED380350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 11
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The Unity in Dewey's Aesthetics and Logic.
Lockwood, John H.
The essay explores the common threads that wove through John Dewey's "Art as Experience" and "Logic: The Theory of Inquiry" (published 1934 and 1938 respectively). Both works were parts of a system of ideas, not isolated books as some critics suggest. In order to show that there is a common basis for Dewey's two books, literature that has surfaced since 1938 is reviewed. This literature shows how Dewey's theory of aesthetics (in "Art") was received. The essay then goes on to present and analyze some commentaries on "Logic." Dewey built aesthetic appreciation into the experience of the individual; he then attempted to analyze that experience as part of a social network. In the inquiry process, beliefs would be refined and defined as the individual encountered others with differing beliefs. Dewey's later publication naturally resulted from and expanded upon the first. Contains 23 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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