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ERIC Number: EJ912440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4908
Inquiry, Agency, and Art: John Dewey's Contribution to Pragmatic Cosmopolitanism
Waks, Leonard
Education and Culture, v25 n2 Article 11 2009
Cosmopolitanism in 2009 is arguably the philosophical and social counterpart of the progressivism of 1909. In this article, the author argues that John Dewey's pragmatism has (at least) two valuable lessons for the theory and practice of cosmopolitanism. After situating Dewey in the current discussion of cosmopolitanism and locating this cosmopolitan strain in Dewey's own philosophy, the author shows the value of Dewey's theory of inquiry as a meta-theory for cosmopolitan studies, and of Dewey's theory of agency through art for building cosmopolitan publics for deliberation and action. (Contains 55 notes.)
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Language: English
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