The Resource Transforming experience : John Dewey's cultural instrumentalism, Michael Eldridge

Transforming experience : John Dewey's cultural instrumentalism, Michael Eldridge

Label
Transforming experience : John Dewey's cultural instrumentalism
Title
Transforming experience
Title remainder
John Dewey's cultural instrumentalism
Statement of responsibility
Michael Eldridge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Transforming Experience, Michael Eldridge defines what is central to Dewey's philosophy as "cultural instrumentalism," a version of pragmatism that understands thinking to be a tool for dealing with life's problems. For Dewey, philosophy's primary role is to develop this tool to better society and its members. In particular, Eldridge shows how this central aim of Dewey's philosophy applies specifically to the political and religious aspect of human experience." "While acknowledging and building upon the work of previous Dewey scholars, Eldridge distinguishes his own contributions by systematically concentrating on Dewey's core purpose of promoting intelligent action. In so doing, he makes the case that some Dewey scholars have misunderstood the implications of Dewey's elevation of the "problems of men" above the "problems of philosophers." Eldridge's opening chapters provide an overview of Dewey's thinking and explain common misreadings of Dewey, particularly his instrumentalism. Later chapters relate this instrumentalism to his secular philosophy and confront his controversial use of a reconstructed religious language." --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
191
Index
index present
LC call number
B945.D44
LC item number
E43 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Vanderbilt library of American philosophy
Label
Transforming experience : John Dewey's cultural instrumentalism, Michael Eldridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-229) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Transforming Society: Dewey's Cultural Instrumentalism
  • Misreading Dewey
  • The Dewey-Niebuhr "Debate"
  • Dewey and the Means for Social Reconstruction
  • "Genuine Instrumentality" and Democratic Means
  • Dewey's Limited Success
  • A Transforming Society: Democratic Means and Ends
  • Dewey as a Political Inquirer
  • Ordered Richness
  • Instrumentalism and Ideals in Dewey
  • Introduction: Dewey's Lifelong Effort
  • Looking Ahead: A Matter of Faith
  • Dewey's Religious Proposal
  • Handling Dewey's Religious Proposal with Care
  • Dewey's Faith
  • A Common Faith
  • Religion: Not Dewey's Problem
  • The Secularity of Deweyan Criticism
  • Dewey's Secular Approach
  • Social Intelligence and Secular Humanism
  • The Limitations--Real and Alleged--of Dewey's Instrumentalism
  • Dewey's Project
  • "Thoughtful Valuation" and the Cultural Orientation of Dewey's Instrumentalism
  • My Project
  • Intelligent Practice: Dewey's Project
  • Rorty's Challenge
  • Dewey's Natural Intelligence
  • Intelligence as an End-in-View: The Philosophic Move
  • Experience and Its Possibilities
Control code
ocm44959405
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585146843
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b36652416
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44959405
  • ebscoaca0585146845

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