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John Dewey and G.E. Moore were the moral lions of two competing philosophical schools, who did not cooperate, correspond, or regularly meet. Dewey, a founder of classic American Pragmatism devoted his mature philosophy to naturalizing neo- Hegelian ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics to...
Environmental versus Natural Heritage Stewardship: Nova Scotia's Annapolis River and the Canadian Heritage River SystemDownload
Mindful of the keen public interest in heritage preservation, environmental organizations have routinely characterized nature as a “heritage” asset to be preserved for future generations. But while doing so has often proved effective for winning public support for environmental initiatives, it...
One of the great unsolved mysteries of Dewey scholarship is the date of Dewey's rejection of absolute idealism. The earliest explicit indication that a break had occurred appeared in the 1903 Studies in Logical Theory. Presumably, Dewey had converted from idealism to instrumentalism sometime...
Introduction: ”The Logic of Judgments of Practice,” first published in 1915 and then re-printed as the concluding essay of Dewey’s 1916 Essays in Experimental Logic,has been recognized as an important statement of Dewey’s developingnaturalistic moral epistemology. It expands upon discussions to...
What virtues do good stewards typically have and can these virtues move people to be good stewards of nature? Why focus on the virtues of stewards rather than on trying to construct and defend morally obligatory rules to govern human behavior? I argue that benevolence and loyalty are crucial for...
William James's \"The Will to Believe\" has been criticized for offering untenable arguments in support of belief in unvalidated hypotheses. Although James is no longer accused of suggesting we can create belief ex nihilo, critics continue to charge that James s defense of belief in what he...
Introduction: J. E. Tiles's interesting study of John Dewey's thought takes issue with recent accounts of Dewey's role in twentieth-century philosophy. The nominal subject of his opening remarks is Richard Rorty, but his criticisms are directed against any interpretation of Dewey's work as an...
Introduction: Of the founding fathers of American Pragmatism, Mead remains the least known or appreciated. For this state of affairs, Mead himself is to blame. Mead never composed, let alone published a systematic statement of his theories of mind, language, knowledge, and nature. Thus his views...
[Review of the book Principles of Instrumental Logic: John Dewey's Lecture in Ethics and Political Ethics, 1895-1896, by ed. D.F. Koch]Download
Introduction: In this latest collection of John Dewey's lectures, Koch continues his valuable work of making Dewey's early writings more widely available to students and scholars interested in tracing Dewey's progress from his early idealist philosophy through to the pragmatic instrumentalism for...
Introduction: Anthologies of expository and critical essays on the philosophy of John Dewey are appearing with ever more frequency, testifying to the resilience of pragmatism and of Dewey's own peculiar contributions to this tradition. Presumably for this reason the editor, Larry Hickman, felt it...