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Emerson' s Voice Dewey Beyond 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823224623.003.0003

Series: American Philosophy

Emerson' s Voice Dewey Beyond Hegel             and Darwin

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This chapter discusses the debate involving Dewey's philosophy of growth and Ralph Waldo Emerson, whom Dewey calls the “Philosopher of Democracy”. Emerson is the source of American pragmatism; however, Stanley Cavell stands out in virtue of his eloquent resistance to any easy connection between Emerson and Dewey. The debate suggests that Emerson offers another framework of critical reconstruction in Dewey which is beyond Hegel and Darwin.

Keywords: Dewey; debate; philosophy of growth; Philosopher of Democracy; Emerson; Stanley Cavell; Hegel; Darwin

Chapter.  4553 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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