John Dewey was the foremost philosophical figure and public intellectual in early to mid-twentieth century America. He is still the most academically cited Anglophone philosopher of the past century, and is among the most cited Americans of any century. In this comprehensive volume spanning thirty-five chapters, leading scholars help researchers access particular aspects of Dewey's thought, navigate the enormous and rapidly developing literature, and participate in current scholarship in light of prospects in key topical areas. Beginning with a framing essay by Philip Kitcher calling for a transformation of philosophical research inspired by Dewey, contributors interpret, appraise, and critique Dewey's philosophy under the following headings: Metaphysics; Epistemology, Science, Language, and Mind; Ethics, Law, and the Starting Point; Social and Political Philosophy, Race, and Feminist Philosophy; Philosophy of Education; Aesthetics; Instrumental Logic, Philosophy of Technology, and the Unfinished Project of Modernity; Dewey in Cross-Cultural Dialogue; The American Philosophical Tradition, the Social Sciences, and Religion; and Public Philosophy and Practical Ethics.
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Notes on ContributorsIntroductionSteven FesmireI. The Future of Philosophical Research1. Dewey's Conception of Philosophy: Philip Kitcher,II. Metaphysics2. Dewey's Naturalistic Metaphysics: Thomas M. Alexander3. Dewey, Whitehead, and Process Metaphysics: William T. MyersIII. Epistemology, Science, Language, and Mind4. Pragmatist Portraits of Experimental Intelligence by Peirce, James, Dewey, and Others: Vincent Colapietro5. Dewey, Rorty, and Brandom: The Challenges of Linguistic Neopragmatism: David Hildebrand6. Pragmatist Innovations, Actual and Proposed: Dewey, Peirce, and the Pittsburgh School: Joseph Margolis7. Dewey and Anti-Representationalism: Peter Godfrey-SmithIV. Ethics, Law, and the Starting Point8. Dewey's Radical Conception of Moral Cognition: Mark Johnson9. Dewey on the Authority and Legitimacy of Law: Cheryl Misak10. Beyond Moral Fundamentalism: Dewey's Pragmatic Pluralism in Ethics and Politics: Steven Fesmire11. The Starting Point of Dewey's Ethics and Sociopolitical Philosophy: Gregory F. PappasV. Social and Political Philosophy, Race, and Feminist Philosophy12. Dewey and Du Bois on Race and Colonialism: Shannon Sullivan13. Dewey and Pragmatist Feminist Philosophy: Lisa Heldke14. Dewey's Pragmatic Politics: Power, Limits, and Realism About Democracy as a Way of Life, John J. Stuhr15. Dewey, Addams, and Design Thinking: Pragmatist Feminist Innovation for Democratic Change, Judy D. WhippsVI. Philosophy of Education16. Dewey and the Quest for Certainty in Education, Nel Noddings17. Derridean Poststructuralism, Deweyan Pragmatism, and Education, Jim Garrison18. Dewey, the Ethics of Democracy, and the Challenge of Social Inclusion in Education, Maura Striano19. Dewey and Higher Education, Leonard J. Waks20. Dewey, Aesthetic Experience, and Education for Humanity: Andrea English and Christine DoddingtonVII. Aesthetics21. Dewey's Art as Experience in the Landscape of Twenty-first Century Aesthetics: Casey Haskins22. Dewey, Adorno, and the Purpose of Art: Espen HammerVIII. Instrumental Logic, Philosophy of Technology, and the Unfinished Project of Modernity23. Dewey, Pragmatism, Technology: Larry A. Hickman24. Dewey's Chicago-Functionalist Conception of Logic: F. Thomas Burke25. Dewey, Habermas, and the Unfinished Project of Modernity in Unmodern Philosophy and Modern Philosophy: Phillip DeenIX. Dewey in Cross-Cultural Dialogue26. Dewey and Confucian Philosophy: Roger Ames27. Two-Way Internationalization: Education, Translation, and Transformation in Dewey and Cavell: Naoko Saito28. Experimental Democracy for China: Dewey's Method: Sor-hoon TanX. The American Philosophical Tradition, the Social Sciences, and Religion29. John Dewey's Debt to William James: James Campbell30. Mead, Dewey, and Their Influence in the Social Sciences: Daniel R. Huebner31. Idealism and Religion in Dewey's Philosophy: Randall E. Auxier and John R. Shook32. Philosophy and the Mirror of Culture: On the Future and Function of Dewey Scholarship: Erin McKenna and Scott PrattXI. Public Philosophy and Practical Ethics33. Dewey and Public Philosophy: Noëlle McAfee34. Dewey and Environmental Philosophy: Paul B. Thompson and Zachary Piso35. Dewey and Bioethics: D. Micah Hester