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Author Hook, Sidney, 1902-

Title John Dewey : an intellectual portrait / by Sidney Hook ; introduction by Richard Rorty.

Published Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1995.


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Physical description xviii, 242 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes Originally published: 1939.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-242).
Contents Introduction / Richard Rorty -- I. The Man -- II. Philosophy and Culture -- III. The Nature of Ideas -- IV. Truth -- V. Logic and Action -- VI. Body, Mind, and Behavior -- VII. Standards, Ends, and Means -- VIII. The Good Society -- IX. The Frontiers of Education -- X. Art as Experience -- XI. Nature and Man -- XII. The Philosopher of American Democracy.
Summary Sidney Hook, one of America's leading social philosophers, was a dedicated student and friend of John Dewey, one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. In this timeless volume, Hook discusses the leading philosophical ideas of his mentor to highlight Dewey's central themes, their implications, and the relevance of his vision to the problems of American culture. Hook begins with a brief sketch of John Dewey's life and illustrious career. He then outlines Dewey's thoughts on philosophy and culture; the nature of ideas; truth; logic and action; body, mind, and behavior; standards, ends, and means; the good society; education; art; human nature; and democracy.
Subject Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
ISBN 0879759852 (hc : alk. paper)