- Dewey’s Conception of Philosophy
- Dewey’s Naturalistic Metaphysics
- Dewey, Whitehead, and Process Metaphysics
- Pragmatist Portraits of Experimental Intelligence by Peirce, James, Dewey, and Others
- Dewey, Rorty, and Brandom: The Challenges of Linguistic Neopragmatism
- Pragmatist Innovations, Actual and Proposed: Dewey, Peirce, and the Pittsburgh School
- Dewey and Anti-Representationalism
- Dewey’s Radical Conception of Moral Cognition
- Dewey on the Authority and Legitimacy of Law
- Beyond Moral Fundamentalism: John Dewey’s Pragmatic Pluralism in Ethics and Politics
- The Starting Point of Dewey’s Ethics and Sociopolitical Philosophy
- Dewey and Du Bois on Race and Colonialism
- John Dewey and Pragmatist Feminist Philosophy
- Dewey’s Pragmatic Politics: Power, Limits, and Realism About Democracy as a Way of Life
- Dewey, Addams, and Design Thinking: Pragmatist Feminist Innovation for Democratic Change
- Dewey and the Quest for Certainty in Education
- Derridean Poststructuralism, Deweyan Pragmatism, and Education
- Dewey, the Ethics of Democracy, and the Challenge of Social Inclusion in Education
- John Dewey’s Conception of the University
- Dewey’s <i>Art as Experience</i> in the Landscape of Twenty-First Century Aesthetics
- Dewey, Adorno, and the Purpose of Art
- Dewey, Pragmatism, Technology
- Dewey’s Chicago-Functionalist Conception of Logic
- Dewey, Habermas, and the Unfinished Project of Modernity in <i>Unmodern Philosophy and Modern Philosophy</i>
- Confucianism and Deweyan Pragmatism: A Dialogue on Becoming Persons
- Two-Way Internationalization: Education, Translation, and Transformation in Dewey and Cavell
- Experimental Democracy for China: Dewey’s Method
- John Dewey’s Debt to William James
- Mead, Dewey, and Their Influence in the Social Sciences
- Idealism and Religion in Dewey’s Philosophy
- Philosophy and the Mirror of Culture: On the Future and Function of Dewey Scholarship
- Dewey and Public Philosophy
- Dewey and Environmental Philosophy
- Dewey and Bioethics
Abstract and Keywords
Dewey’s early organicist idealism related individual selves to God as functional parts of the absolute whole. His critiques of idealists T. H. Green and Josiah Royce exemplify his concern that no dualistic gap separates the knower from the object of knowledge. After he replaced the perfect absolute with the dynamic activity of life, two principles became paramount for Dewey’s mature philosophy. Metaphysically, all of human experience is within the same reality as everything else that is also real: nothing about experience segregates it apart from the rest of what is real. Epistemologically, an account of experience’s continuity with the rest of reality is compatible with understanding that continuity: nothing about experience prevents our knowing how experiences are within reality. Experience is ontologically continuous with nature, and inquiry creates the natural objects of knowledge. A Common Faith exemplifies this metaphysics as it explains the ethical growth of communities through religious experience.
Randall E. Auxier is Professor of Philosophy and Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He is the author of Time, Will, and Purpose: Living Ideas from the Philosophy of Josiah Royce (Open Court, 2013), and Metaphysical Graffiti (Open Court, 2017), and co-author (with Gary Herstein) of The Quantum of Explanation: Whitehead’s Radical Empiricism (Routledge, 2017). He was principal editor of eight volumes of the Library of Living Philosophers, three volumes of Critical Responses to Josiah Royce, and of the journal The Personalist Forum (1997-2005) and it successor The Pluralist (2006-2012).
John R. Shook is a Research Associate in Philosophy and instructor of Science Education and Research Ethics at the University at Buffalo, New York. He is also a lecturer in philosophy at Bowie State University in Maryland. He is co-editor of the journal Contemporary Pragmatism. His books include John Dewey’s Philosophy of Spirit (co-authored with James Good, 2010), and Dewey’s Social Philosophy: Democracy as Education (2014). He also published The Essential William James (edited, 2011), American Philosophy and the Brain: Pragmatist Neurophilosophy, Old and New (co-edited with Tibor Solymosi, 2014), and The Oxford Handbook of Secularism (co-edited with Phil Zuckerman, 2017).
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