John Dewey was America’s most influential philosopher. He wanted philosophy to rise above old tired disputes to address new, more vital questions and problems. Dewey’s views are known as "pragmatism," which emphasizes action and results. He believed that knowledge and ethics, as well as art and religion, live only in the daily practice of one’s life. Philosophy isn't a system of beliefs but a practical, empirical method of inquiry. It is one with education, which continually develops and renews the capacity for new habits.
Dewey believed that the scientific method can be extended to human affairs. Properly applied, it enables us to organize society to enhance personal happiness and community cooperation. Democracy, for Dewey, is more a way of life than a form of government; each person should help create and direct the social forces that affect our lives.
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John J. Stuhr is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and American Studies at Emory University. He is author of John Dewey, Genealogical Pragmatism: Philosophy, Experience, and Community, and Pragmatism, Postmodernism, and the Future of Philosophy.
John Lachs is Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. A recipient of the Herbert Schneider Award for Lifetime Contributions to American Philosophy, he is the author of Intermediate Man, In Love with Life, Mind and Philosophers, and A Community of Individuals, among others.
Charlton Heston (1923-2008) was among America's most respected actors. Best known for his roles in historical films, Mr. Heston sensitively and clearly explains history's greatest philosophical insights.
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Description du livre Knowledge Products, 1990. Audio Cassette. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 938935283
Description du livre Knowledge Products, 1990. Audio Cassette. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0938935283