The Gleam of Light Lost

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

The Gleam of Light Lost

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This chapter discusses the tragic sense in contemporary democracy and education. With contemporary American democracy, the sense of being and becoming, are dimmed and even lost because the Deweyan growth lacks a sense of the tragic. If Deweyan pragmatism is reconsidered and reconstructed in the light of EMP, it can illuminate the tragic nature of contemporary democracy and education by allowing us to remember the loss that we are suffering.

Keywords: Deweyan growth; contemporary democracy; education; Deweyan pragmatism; tragic; EMP

Chapter.  6860 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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