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John Dewey by Steven Rockefeller

John Dewey
Title:
John Dewey
Author:
Steven Rockefeller
ISBN:
0231073488
ISBN13:
978-0231073486
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Category:
Humanities
Language:
English
Publisher:
Columbia University Press; 1 edition (October 15, 1991)
Pages:
683 pages
PDF size:
1773 kb
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1401 kb
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Combining ?biography and intellectual history, Steven Rockefeller offers an illuminating introduction to the philosophy of John Dewey, with special emphasis on the evolution of the religious faith and moral vision at the heart of his thought. This study pays particular attention to Dewey's radical democratic reconstruction of Christianity and his many contributions to the American tradition of spiritual democracy.Rockefeller presents the first full exploration of Dewey's religious thought, including its mystical dimension. Covering Dewey's entire intellectual life, the author provides a clear introduction to Dewey's early neo-Hegelian idealism as well as to his later naturalistic metaphysics, epistemology, theory of education, theory of evaluation, and philosophy of religion. The author tells the story of the evolution of this faith and philosophical vision, offering fresh insight into the enduring value of the thought of America's foremost philosopher.

Reviews:
  • Ximinon
This is one of the best books of John Dewey's intellectual life I have ever read. It is put together in such a way that it refutes those who claim Dewey did not have a "system."
Rockefeller shows how Dewey's early religious influence and Hegelian idealism was still a part of his writings when he finally ended up embracing empirical naturalism as his intellectual life continued to grow.
  • Runeshaper
Fantastically detailed and comprehensive.