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The Later Works of John Dewey, 1925-1953 Vol. 8

1933, Essays and How We Think

The Later Works of John Dewey, 1925-1953( )
Introduction by: Rorty, Richard McKay
Author: Dewey, John
Editor: Boydston, Jo Ann
Series title:Collected Works of John Dewey Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8093-1246-7
Publication Date:Jan 1986
Publisher:Southern Illinois University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $75.00
Book Description:

This volume also includes a collection of essays entitled The Educational Fron#65533;tier, Dewey’s articles on logic, the out#65533;lawry of war, and philosophy for the En#65533;cyclopedia of the Social Sciences, and his reviews of Alfred North Whitehead’s Adventures of Ideas, Martin Schutze’s Academic Illusions in the Field of Let#65533;ters and the Arts, and...
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Book Details
Pages:435
Detailed Subjects: Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 1.7 Inches
Book Weight:1.1 Pounds
Author Biography
Dewey, John (Introduction by)
Richard McKay Rorty is the principal American voice of postmodern philosophy. He was born in New York City and educated at the University of Chicago and Yale University. After having taught philosophy at Princeton University for more than 20 years, Rorty became a university professor in humanities at the University of Virginia in 1982. He has been awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations. In 1967 Rorty published The Linguistic Turn, an anthology of twentieth-century philosophy that opens with his 40-page introduction. This work has become a standard introduction to analytic philosophy, and its title names an era. Despite his early hope for the future of analytic philosophy, Rorty came to doubt its foundations. This doubt prodded him to master American pragmatism as well as continental European work in hermeneutics and deconstruction. This work, in turn, led Rorty to question the entire tradition of Western philosophy. These doubts are expressed in his second book, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979), which is one of the most widely discussed of all recent American works in philosophy. It announces the death of philosophy as a kind of higher knowledge but recommends its continuance as edification and as a branch of literature. Choice proved prophetic in stating that "this bold and provocative book is bound to rank among the most important of the decade." 020



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