Dewey Between Hegel and Darwin

Naoko Saito

in The Gleam of Light

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780823224623
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235728 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Dewey Between Hegel and Darwin

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This chapter discusses Dewey's concept of growth and provides a criticism directed against it: “Growth towards what?” This criticism is caused by an ambiguity entailed in his position between Hegel and Darwin, two main philosophers who influenced the formation of his view on growth. Dewey asserts that the moral ends and ideals of growth can be explained solely on the basis of Darwinian naturalism and the scientific method.

Keywords: Dewey; Hegel; Darwin; ambiguity; growth; Darwinian naturalism; scientific method

Chapter.  6530 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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