Transforming Experience: John Deweys Cultural Intrumentalism Michael Eldridge

ISBN: 9780826513199

Published: June 1st 1998

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252 pages


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Transforming Experience: John Deweys Cultural Intrumentalism  by  Michael Eldridge

Transforming Experience: John Deweys Cultural Intrumentalism by Michael Eldridge
June 1st 1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 252 pages | ISBN: 9780826513199 | 7.38 Mb

In Transforming Experience, Michael Eldridge defines what is central to Deweys philosophy as cultural instrumentalism, a version of pragmatism that understands thinking to be a tool for dealing with lifes problems. For Dewey, philosophysMoreIn Transforming Experience, Michael Eldridge defines what is central to Deweys philosophy as cultural instrumentalism, a version of pragmatism that understands thinking to be a tool for dealing with lifes problems. For Dewey, philosophys primary role is to develop this tool to better society and its members.

In particular, Eldridge shows how this central aim of Deweys philosophy applies specifically to the political and religious aspect of human experience. While acknowledging and building upon the work of previous Dewey scholars, Eldridge distinguishes his own contributions by systematically concentrating on Deweys core purpose of promoting intelligent action. In so doing, he makes the case that some Dewey scholars have misunderstood the implications of Deweys elevation of the problems of men above the problems of philosophers.

Eldridges opening chapters provide an overview of Deweys thinking and explain common misreadings of Dewey, particularly his instrumentalism. Later chapters relate this instrumentalism to his secular philosophy and confront his controversial use of a reconstructed religious language.



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