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Philosophy AmericanaMaking Philosophy at Home in American Culture$
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Douglas R. Anderson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780823225507

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823225507.001.0001

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Working Certainty and Deweyan Wisdom

Working Certainty and Deweyan Wisdom

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(p.65) Four Working Certainty and Deweyan Wisdom
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Philosophy Americana
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Douglas R. Anderson

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0005

This chapter aims to work toward a middle ground where American idealism and pragmatism share an answer to the question: How are we, then, to get around in an everyday sort of wilderness? The chapter speaks to one dimension of abandonment. It explores the ways in which John Dewey's sense of wisdom resists such abandonment.

Keywords:   American idealism, pragmatism, wilderness, abandonment, John Dewey

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