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Staunchly Modern, Nonbourgeois Liberalism

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines John Dewey's liberalism, arguing that his social and political theory expressed the self-understanding of modern society—“modern” being no more precise in its denotation than ... More


What Is Pragmatic Religious Naturalism, and What Does It Have to Do with Du Bois?

Jonathon S. Kahn

in Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307894
eISBN:
9780199867516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307894.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter defines pragmatism and pragmatic religious naturalism through a reading of pragmatists William James, John Dewey, and George Santayana. It shows how Du Bois constructs crucial notions of ... More


Pragmatism and Moral Objectivity

Hilary Putnam

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Putnam engages with moral objectivity and the question of ethical truth in this paper, in which he combats the idea that there is no intellectual structure worth taking seriously to the arguments of ... More


John Dewey in Spain and in Spanish America

Antón Donoso

in Pragmatism in the Americas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233670
eISBN:
9780823241804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233670.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The first half of the twentieth century saw the peak of the worldwide influence of John Dewey (1859–1952), and by midcentury there was a sharp decline in his influence both at home and abroad. ... More


Pragmatism and Inquiry: Selected Essays

Isaac Levi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698134
eISBN:
9780191742323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698134.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This volume presents a series of chapters which investigate the nature of intellectual inquiry: what its aims are and how it operates. The starting-point is the work of the American Pragmatists C. S. ... More


Deweyan Pragmatism and American Education

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the connection between John Dewey's pragmatism and his ideas about education, and how his conception of philosophy is related to his views about the character of modern society ... More


Deweyan Pragmatic Religious Naturalism

Sami Pihlström

in Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251582
eISBN:
9780823252763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251582.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter deals with the socially oriented, pragmatically naturalist conception of religious faith John Dewey developed in A Common Faith (1934) and elsewhere, as well as Dewey’s influence on ... More


Reconstructing Faith: Religious Overcoming in Dewey’s Pragmatism

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter follows the structure of the three essays that comprise John Dewey’s A Common Faith. The first section examines Dewey’s notion of the transformation to the religious attitude in ... More


A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Bruce Kuklick

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

I have been selective in my emphases rather than encyclopaedic and exhaustive. In focusing on American philosophy, the book makes implicit claims about thought and life related to a peculiar western ... More


Instrumentalism in Chicago and New York, 1903–1934

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Another variant of pragmatism, instrumentalism, flourished under the auspices of John Dewey at the University of Chicago in the 1890s. Instrumentalism was less interested than pragmatism in saving ... More


Faith in Life: John Dewey's Early Philosophy

Donald J. Morse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234707
eISBN:
9780823240760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book considers John Dewey's early philosophy on its own terms and aims to explicate its key ideas. It does so through the fullest treatment to date of his youthful masterwork, the Psychology. ... More


Preludes to Pragmatism: Toward a Reconstruction of Philosophy

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899555
eISBN:
9780199980154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899555.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Over the last two decades the author of this book has started to make a serious case for pragmatism as the source of a new life in contemporary philosophy. There are some, like this book's author, ... More


From Spirit to System

Kerwin Lee IZlein

in Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the American frontier thesis as part of changing narrative traditions. It discusses the differences between the views of Frederick Jackson Turner, who emplotted the European ... More


Democratic Radio

David Goodman

in Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Democratic radio in the 1930s encompassed far more than Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famed Fireside Chats. Advocates of democratic radio were stimulated by the contemporary ideals of Deweyan ... More


Darwin, Change, and the Transition to Experimentalism

Raymond D. Boisvert

in Dewey’s Metaphysics: Form and Being in the Philosophy of John Dewey

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823211968
eISBN:
9780823284764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823211968.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter looks at how the beginning of John Dewey’s experimental phase is marked by his first public presentation of a new logical position in Studies in Logical Theory, published in 1903. This ... More


The Consensus on Idealism, 1870–1900

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the new university system of the late nineteenth century, there was a consensus on idealism as the most effective response to the challenge of Charles Darwin. Nine older thinkers typified ... More


John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism

Stefan Neubert and Kersten Reich

Larry A. Hickman (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230181
eISBN:
9780823235339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230181.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Many contemporary constructivists are particularly attuned to Dewey's penetrating criticism of traditional epistemology, which offers rich alternatives for understanding processes of ... More


The Importance of Dewey for Philosophy (and for Much Else Besides)

Kitcher Philip

in Preludes to Pragmatism: Toward a Reconstruction of Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899555
eISBN:
9780199980154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899555.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter elaborates and defends the author's interpretation of Dewey's work. It traces Dewey's concern that philosophy be connected with life to James's famous criterion of significance—to ... More


Metaphysics and Evolutionary Biology

Raymond D. Boisvert

in Dewey’s Metaphysics: Form and Being in the Philosophy of John Dewey

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823211968
eISBN:
9780823284764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823211968.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter investigates how John Dewey’s naturalistic period is characterized by the substitution of ontological issues for the methodological ones that dominated the experimentalist phase. This ... More


The Spirituality of the Possible in John Dewey’s A Common Faith

Thomas M. Alexander

in The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251209
eISBN:
9780823252756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251209.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the role of spirituality in John Dewey’s philosophy and argues that his book A Common Faith is important in interpreting his overall thought. It also suggests that Dewey offers ... More


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