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ERIC Number: ED516266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 374
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-5218-7456-4
The Cambridge Companion to Dewey. Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Cochran, Molly
Cambridge University Press
John Dewey (1859-1952) was a major figure of the American cultural and intellectual landscape in the first half of the twentieth century. While not the originator of American pragmatism, he was instrumental to its articulation as a philosophy and the spread of its influence beyond philosophy to other disciplines. His prolific writings encompass metaphysics, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, psychology, moral philosophy, the philosophies of religion, art, and education, and democratic political and international theory. The contributors to this Companion examine the wide range of Dewey's thought and provide a critical evaluation of his philosophy and its lasting influence, both elsewhere in philosophy and on other disciplines. This book includes a clear introduction to Dewey's work as well as some more technical details, making it a resource for both the novice and the specialist. Each contributor provides a brief account of the current state of this field of study or discipline of concern in a given chapter. This book covers a broad scope of material capturing the breadth of Dewey's thought within philosophy as a discipline and beyond. Following an introduction by Molly Cochran, the contents of this book include: (1) The making of a democratic philosopher: the intellectual development of John Dewey (Robert Westbrook); (2) Dewey's epistemology (Ruth Anna Putnam); (3) The naturalism of John Dewey (Richard Gale); (4) Dewey's logic of inquiry (Isaac Levi); (5) The primacy of practice in Dewey's experimental empiricism (J. E. Tiles); (6) Cognitive science and Dewey's theory of mind, thought, and language (Mark Johnson); (7) John Dewey on action (Matthias Jung); (8) Dewey's moral philosophy (Jennifer Welchman); (9) Ethics as moral inquiry: Dewey and the moral psychology of social reform (James Bohman); (10) Dewey and pragmatic religious naturalism (Sami Pihlstrom); (11) Dewey's aesthetics (Richard Eldridge); (12) Dewey's philosophy of education: a critique from the perspective of care theory (Nel Noddings); (13) Dewey's vision of radical democracy (Richard J. Bernstein); and (14) Dewey as an international thinker (Molly Cochran).
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