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Regardless of the resurgence of curiosity within the philosophy of John Dewey, his paintings on logical idea has obtained particularly little consciousness. mockingly, Dewey's good judgment used to be his "first and final love." The essays during this assortment pay tribute to that love through addressing Dewey's philosophy of good judgment, from his paintings in the beginning of the 20 th century to the fruits of his logical suggestion within the 1938 quantity, good judgment: the speculation of Inquiry . the entire essays are unique to this quantity and are written by means of best Dewey students. starting from discussions of propositional concept to logic's social and moral implications, those essays make clear usually misunderstood or misrepresented features of Dewey's paintings, whereas emphasizing the seminal position of good judgment to Dewey's philosophical endeavors.

This assortment breaks new floor in its relevance to modern philosophy of good judgment and epistemology and can pay distinctive cognizance to functions in ethics and ethical philosophy.

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For Miller, see Tyman 1993. 8. Among the important articles indicating Dewey’s earliest position are “The New Psychology” (1884), “The Psychological Standpoint” (1886a), “Psychology as Philosophic Method” (1886b), and “Knowledge as Idealization” (1887a). 9. See Dykhuizen 1973, 55. 10. ). Aristotle’s divine principle, the Unmoved Mover, is both knower and known without requiring any further transcendental ground. When Augustine collapses the hypostatic One of Plotinus (which is identified with Plato’s Form of the Good) into the Christian God, the ultimate Being, the same move is accomplished.

F. 1807/1977. Phenomenology of Spirit. Translated by A. V. Miller. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ———. 1812/1969. The Science of Logic. Translated by A. V. Miller. : Humanities Press. James, William. 1890. The Principles of Psychology. 2 vols. New York: Henry Holt. Reprinted in the series Works of William James (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981). ———. 1907. Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking. New York: Longmans, Green. Reprinted in Pragmatism and Other Essays (New York: Washington Square Press, 1963) and in the series Works of William James (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1975).

During this discussion, Dewey hits upon an entirely new conception of what the “object of knowledge” is: not a fixed “fact” out there waiting to be discovered, but a transformative focus in a broader field of inquiry, which “has its origin in the practical needs of our nature” (1893, EW4:24). , functionally: “Necessary means needed; contingency means no longer required—because already enjoyed” (EW4:29). Logical necessity is simply practical, teleological necessity “read backward” (EW4:33). No wonder history had appeared so “necessary” to Hegel!

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