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By F. Thomas Burke

Regardless of the resurgence of curiosity within the philosophy of John Dewey, his paintings on logical thought has got rather little awareness. sarcastically, Dewey's common sense was once his "first and final love." The essays during this assortment pay tribute to that love by way of addressing Dewey's philosophy of common sense, from his paintings first and foremost of the 20th century to the fruits of his logical inspiration within the 1938 quantity, common sense: the speculation of Inquiry . the entire essays are unique to this quantity and are written through major Dewey students. starting from discussions of propositional conception to logic's social and moral implications, those essays make clear frequently misunderstood or misrepresented facets of Dewey's paintings, whereas emphasizing the seminal position of common sense to Dewey's philosophical endeavors.

This assortment breaks new flooring in its relevance to modern philosophy of common sense and epistemology and will pay detailed cognizance to functions in ethics and ethical philosophy.

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1910. The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy, and Other Essays in Contemporary Thought. New York: Henry Holt. Essays reprinted separately in EW1, MW1,3,4,6. ———. 1915. The Subject-Matter of Metaphysical Inquiry. Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods 12:337–45. Reprinted in MW8:3–13. ———. 1916. Essays in Experimental Logic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Essays reprinted separately in MW1,2,4,6,8,10. ———. 1917. The Need for a Recovery of Philosophy. In Creative Intelligence: Essays in the Pragmatic Attitude, 3–69.

The hope seems to be with the rising generation. . Many of my students, I find, are fairly hungering. They almost jump at any opportunity to get out from under the load and believe in their own lives. Pardon the confessional character of this note, but the man who has seen the point arouses the confessional attitude. Dewey then added a postscript: I don’t know that I told you that I have had a class of four graduates going through your psychology this year, and how much we have all enjoyed it.

1905c. The Knowledge Experience and Its Relationships. Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods 2: 652–57. Reprinted in MW3:171–77. ———. 1905d. The Knowledge Experience Again. Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods 2:707–11. Reprinted in MW3:178–83. ———. 1908. Does Reality Possess Practical Character? In Essays, Philosophical and Psychological, in Honor of William James, Professor in Harvard University, by His Colleagues at Columbia University. New York: Longmans, Green.

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