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Dewey’s Metaphysics: Form and Being in the Philosophy of John Dewey

Raymond D. Boisvert


This book presents an interpetation of John Dewey’s metahysics. Dewey spent seventy years of his life in philosophical activity. The book covers the three periods of Dewey’s career. The first is the idealistic phase, then the experimental phase, and finally the naturalistic phase. The book begins by discussing responses to two major problems in Deweyan scholarship and to a third issue of a more purely theoretical character. There are scholars who dismiss the Deweyan attempt at formulating a metaphysics as superficial, irrelevant, and contradictory. There are others who provide a caricature of ... More

Keywords: John Dewey, metahysics, idealistic phase, experimental phase, naturalistic phase, foundationalists, anti-foundationalists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1988 Print ISBN-13: 9780823211968
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823211968.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond D. Boisvert, author
Siena College