Essays on Deweyan Pragmatism
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Addresses recent perspectives central to the interpretation and criticism of Dewey’s philosophy.
Eleven essays, all but one appearing here for the first time, offer a spectrum of recent critical perspectives on issues central to the philosophy of John Dewey and to what is now known as Deweyan pragmatism. The contributors focus on classically Deweyan concerns such as the nature of experience, selfhood, ethics, education, aesthetics, and democracy, as well as on the relation of those concerns to recent debates concerning feminism, epistemological foundationalism, and the nature of the pragmatist legacy.
[Contributors include Douglas R. Anderson, Raymond Boisvert, James Campbell, Vincent M. Colapietro, Daniel W. Conway, Steven Fesmire, Eugenie Gatens-Robinson, Casey Haskins, Victor Kestenbaum, Richard Shusterman, and J. E. Tiles. ]
Casey Haskins is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purchase College, State University of New York. David I. Seiple is an educational consultant in New York City and WebEditor of Philosophy's Labyrinth.
"John Dewey hoped that his philosophy would be constantly reevaluated and interpreted in light of present and changing conditions. These essays are faithful to this important task, and are also an important contribution to the resurgence of interest in Dewey's philosophy as a tool of philosophical and cultural criticism. " — Gregory F. Pappas, Texas A & M University
"The authors take a fresh, contemporary approach to Dewey's pragmatism and its relationship to important and interesting issues in both philosophy and life more generally. " — Shannon Sullivan, The Pennsylvania State University