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Nature and Experience

Fred Dallmayr

in Return to Nature?

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134338
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135953 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813134338.003.0005
Nature and Experience

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As a dissatisfaction with Romanticism began to rise, philosophers turned to supplementing individual self-cultivation with progressive social reform. With that came a realization that nature and the world of phenomena were a continuous unfolding of potentialities. John Dewey was one of the leading intellectuals of the movement. Influenced by Hegel, Dewey's thought then evolved into a postidealist pragmatism. Part of this development was due to his encounter with Charles Darwin. Dewey's famous “Paul Carus Lectures,” published under the title Experience and Nature are reviewed.

Keywords: nature; experience; progressive; reform; John Dewey; pragmatism

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Subjects: Environment

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