Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence

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Open Court Publishing, 1995 - Philosophy - 310 pages
"This beautifully written work is the best general introduction to Dewey's philosophy. The exposition is greatly enriched by Campbell's provision of the historical context of Dewey's aims and enquiries." -- James Gouinlock Emory University

"Understanding John Dewey will be as useful to those coming to Dewey for the first time as to Dewey specialists. Few scholars combine as well as Campbell does deep knowledge of American intellectual history and skill in philosophical analysis." -- Peter H. Hare Editor, Transactions of the Peirce Society

"A book not merely readable but elegant and lucid, not merely adequate but exemplary in its scholarship. Campbell's exposition is a skillfully crafted matrix in which Dewey's own words achieve a momentum and clarity seldom achieved in their original settings, while a chorus, composed mostly of Dewey's contemporaries, provide illuminating commentary from Campbell's footnotes." -- International Studies in Philosophy

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Contents

Introduction
1
Human Nature
25
Experience Nature and the Role
67
Designating the Good
99
Criticisms and Responses
225
Human Community as a Religious Goal
267
Appendix
285
Index
296
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