Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays

Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays

by John Dewey


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Preeminent American philosopher and educator John Dewey (1859-1952) rejected Hegelian idealism for the pragmatism of William James.

In this collection of informal, highly readable essays, originally published between 1897 and 1909, Dewey articulates his now classic philosophical concepts of knowledge and truth and the nature of reality. Here Dewey introduces his scientific method and uses critical intelligence to reject the traditional ways of viewing philosophical discourse. Knowledge cannot be divorced from experience; it is gradually acquired through interaction with nature. Philosophy, therefore, has to be regarded as itself a method of knowledge and not as a repository of disembodied, pre-existing absolute truths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573921374
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 05/28/1997
Series: Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,238,654
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

John Dewey (1859-1952) authored more than two dozen books and scores of articles in both scholarly and popular publications. He rightly deserves the title of America's foremost philosopher and his work will influence intellectuals throughout the world for many years to come.

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