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The Gleam of Light

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/9780823224623.003.0007

Series: American Philosophy

The Gleam of Light

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This chapter elaborates more fully the potential of Dewey's idea of growth as perfection and reconstruction towards holistic growth. Reconstruction is latent within the structure of Dewey's naturalistic philosophy of growth: his concept of impulse habit reconstruction. Dewey presents the Emersonian claim of the self-reliant individual who would be courageously engaged in criticism for the reconstruction of democracy.

Keywords: Dewey; Emersonian claim; naturalistic philosophy of growth; reconstruction of democracy

Chapter.  7268 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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