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Title America's public philosopher : essays on social justice, economics, education, and the future of democracy / John Dewey ; edited and with an introduction by Eric Thomas Weber.
Author Dewey, John, 1859-1952, author.
Publication New York : Columbia University Press, [2021]
Description x, 335 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 191 D
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Democracy and the United States -- Politics and power -- Education -- Social ethics and economic justice -- Science and society -- Philosophy and culture.
Summary "John Dewey was America's greatest public philosopher. A prolific and influential writer for both scholarly and general audiences, he stands out for the remarkable breadth of his contributions. Dewey was a founder of a distinctly American philosophical tradition, pragmatism, and he spoke out widely on the most important questions of his day. He was a progressive thinker whose deep commitment to democracy led him to courageous stances on issues such as war, civil liberties, and racial, class, and gender inequalities. This book gathers the clearest and most powerful of Dewey's public writings and shows how they continue to speak to the challenges we face today. An introductory essay and short introductions to each of the texts discuss the current relevance and significance of Dewey's work and legacy. The book includes forty-six essays on topics such as democracy in the United States, political power, education, economic justice, science and society, and philosophy and culture. These essays inspire optimism for the possibility of a more humane public and political culture, in which citizens share in the pursuit of lifelong education through participation in democratic life. America's Public Philosopher reveals John Dewey as a powerful example for scholars seeking to address a wider audience and a much-needed voice for all readers in search of intellectual and moral leadership"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Philosophy.
Political culture.
Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01060777
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Addl. Author Weber, Eric Thomas, editor.
Addl. Title Essays. Selections
Related To Online version: Dewey, John, 1859-1952. America's public philosopher New York : Columbia University Press, [2020] 9780231552882 (DLC) 2020022539
ISBN 9780231198943 hardcover
0231198949 hardcover
9780231198950 trade paperback
0231198957 trade paperback

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