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John Lachs and Patrick Shade

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256747

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001

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Improving Life

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Freedom and Limits

Patrick Shade

John Lachs

Fordham University Press

Lachs focuses on three distinct ways in which we can understand the unity underlying means-end integrated action. In the first, every means is an end and every end a means; in the second, means are constituents of ends (as flour is to bread); and in the third, ends are fulfillments of means (so there is a unity of purpose and outcome). Lachs argues that the first is limited to a few activities (e.g., play, sports, or conversations) with little promise of extension, and he finds the latter two problematic, especially given the fragmentation mediation generates.

Keywords:   John Dewey, Means-end integrated action, Mediation, Fragmentation

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