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How We Think Paperback – July 10, 1997
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Following my reading of "How We Think," I am now reading Dewey's "The Quest for Certainty" and "Knowing and the Known."
Reading "How We Think" is not difficult; however, it does require one to pay attention to what Dewey is saying to his reader audience. Now that I've read through it once, I will likely read through it again (fairly soon), as I work to tighten up my Ph.D. dissertation.
In conclusion, whether you are a student, teacher, or just plain interested in analyzing the world around you, then reading this book is very worthwhile.
Reading this book, I was surprised to see the applicability of its contents to my main activity field, which is business management. Today's main effort in business research is toward innovation and learning. Thus, thinking skill is probably the most important resource of any organization.
Dewey's view of thinking is surprisingly consistent and as fresh as any of the new management theories. Just to mention one aspect, he warns about the confusion of mental analysis (looking for the general aspects of an object) with physical analysis (dissection into parts), which leads to study living objects as if they were dead. This is the essence of systems thinking, which is so fashionable today!
The ideas Dewey presents about education are very useful for today's business environment. Business leaders, consultants and scholars should look carefully at his advices! His study of work and play is a great lesson of wisdom.
I would strongly recommend this book to anyone seriosly aiming at world class business performance.
I am returning this to Amazon and looking for a legitimate copy of How We Think.
What have I gained from this book? Everytime I do something, I attempt to break it down into its simples being, and determining how this breakdown fosters greater intelligence within myself.
As a text book or a book one wants to learn something from, I give it five stars. For just general reading it will garner 1/2 of a star.
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I don't know if it just this book or the publisher, but there are certain paragraphs and whole pages throughout the book that are repeated.Published 4 months ago by Beth Harness
How we think. What a simple direct tittle. It delivers on its directness. It is an easy informative read. It crams information in each page, all of which is valuable. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael
Very helpful for people who are looking to understand ways of perception and to develop healthy practices of the mindPublished 13 months ago by Paola Arriaga Gro
Written with the educator in mind, How We Think - published just over a century ago by philosopher, psychologist and educator John Dewey - offers philosophical guidance for... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mark Eckenrode
I am glad I read this book. Extraordinary. Outstanding. A must for teachers. It is a timeless book. First published in 1910 it is as useful as it were written today. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mauricio Rodriguez