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Working Certainty and Deweyan Wisdom

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225507
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235506 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0005

Series: American Philosophy

Working Certainty and Deweyan Wisdom

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This chapter aims to work toward a middle ground where American idealism and pragmatism share an answer to the question: How are we, then, to get around in an everyday sort of wilderness? The chapter speaks to one dimension of abandonment. It explores the ways in which John Dewey's sense of wisdom resists such abandonment.

Keywords: American idealism; pragmatism; wilderness; abandonment; John Dewey

Chapter.  7073 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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