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John Dewey was America's most influential philosopher. He wanted philosophy to rise above old tired disputes to address new, more vital questions and problems. Dewey's views are known as "pragmatism", which emphasizes action and results. He believed that knowledge and ethics, as well as art and religion, live only in the daily practice of one's life. Philosophy isn't a system of beliefs but a practical, empirical method of inquiry. It is one with education, which continually develops and renews the capacity for new habits.

Dewey believed that the scientific method can be extended to human affairs. Properly applied, it enables us to organize society to enhance personal happiness and community cooperation. Democracy, for Dewey, is more a way of life than a form of government; each person should help create and direct the social forces that affect our lives.

The Giants of Philosophy is a series of dramatic presentations, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall world view of history's greatest philosophers. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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©1990 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products (P)1990 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products

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Dewey is the slept on throwback philosopher

Dewey is a G... so is Heston’s narration. I wanna name drop Dewey at a dinner party and feel like a snobboss amongst snobbosses. Dewey is that dope throwback philosopher that the mainstream slept on

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How disappointing. To reject the Ideal as Truth toward which to strive, in favor of personal or collective experience, is an utter disaster.

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Great summary

Great modern philosophy and philosophical ideas defo going to listening to this one again