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Faith in Life: John Dewey's Early Philosophy

Donald J. Morse

Abstract

This book considers John Dewey's early philosophy on its own terms and aims to explicate its key ideas. It does so through the fullest treatment to date of his youthful masterwork, the Psychology. This fuller treatment reveals that the received view, which sees Dewey's early philosophy as unimportant in its own right, is deeply mistaken. In fact, Dewey's early philosophy amounts to an important new form of idealism. More specifically, Dewey's idealism contains a new logic of rupture, which allows us to achieve four things: a focus on discontinuity that challenges all naturalistic views, includ ... More

Keywords: John Dewey, psychology, Dewey's early philosophy, idealism, logic of rupture, American philosophy, European philosophy, George Sylvester Morris, nature of beauty, death and despair

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780823234707
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823234707.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald J. Morse, author
Department of Philosophy, Webster University