John Dewey: America's Philosopher of Democracy (20th Century Political Thinkers)

John Dewey: America's Philosopher of Democracy (20th Century Political Thinkers)

By: David Fott (author)Hardback

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Examining Dewey's evolving conception of liberalism, David Fott illuminates his subject's belief in democracy more fully than has ever been before. By comparing and contrasting Dewey's thought with that of Socrates, Fott convincingly casts doubt on claims that Dewey offers a defensible middle ground between moral absolutism and moral relativism.

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David Fott is assistant professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Deweyan Pragmatism and Contemporary Political Thought Chapter 3 Dewey's Reformulation of Liberalism Chapter 4 Dewey's Justification of Democracy Chapter 5 Dewey's Aesthetics and Its Implication for Civic Education Chapter 6 On Dewey's and Socrates' Conception of Philosophy Chapter 7 Bibliography Chapter 8 Index

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  • publication date: 28/05/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780847687596
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780847687596
  • weight: 417
  • ISBN10: 0847687597

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