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Written as lectures, Reconstruction in Philosophy is marginally less dry than other philosophical tracts, but for readers new to the jargon, some sections can be slow-going. The pleasure of Dewey's works, though, comes from the intellectual stimulation of following a brilliant mind into then-uncharted epistemological territory. The last chapter, "Reconstruction As Affecting Social Philosophy," foreshadows so much 20th-century political thinking--from across the spectrum--that it ought to be required reading in high school civics classes. Did pragmatism change our lives for the better? The very fact that we can ask such a question is Dewey's legacy; the answer must remain an open question. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
A decent if uneven collection of lectures by Dewey, spelling out his philosophy in the years subsequent to the First World War. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Stuart W. Mirsky
John Dewey (1859-1952) was an American philosopher (best known as a Pragmatist), psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas of "progressive education" have been very... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Steven H Propp
Prior to reading "Reconstruction in Philosophy," I was simply unaware of how brilliant of a philosopher, social theorist, and psychologist Dewey is. Read morePublished 19 months ago by David Milliern
Originally published in 1920 ‘Reconstruction in Philosophy’ is a series of lectures delivered by John Dewey at the Imperial University in Tokyo in 1919. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Reader
I believe that 'Reconstruction in Philosophy' is one of the most important philosophy books of the 20th century. Read morePublished on November 11, 2013 by Teig Schneider
"A modern classic. Dewey's lectures have lost none of their vigor...The historical approach, which underlay the central argument, is beautifully exemplified in his treatments of... Read morePublished on September 23, 2006 by Earl R. Sutton
Dewey's philosophy is hard for some people to get into, or take seriously, because his whole body of concerns and ideas are present behind every sentence-- so, even though his... Read morePublished on August 18, 2006 by Brian Drayton