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Dewey’s Social Philosophy

Democracy as Education

Authors: Shook, J.

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Dewey is known for education theories to promote democracy, but what is democracy for? His philosophy advanced democracy as education itself, reaching higher levels of social intelligence. Praising community or promoting rights doesn't get to the heart of Dewey's vision, which seeks everyone's good in a social life that is intelligently lived.

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John R. Shook, PhD, was a professor of philosophy at Oklahoma State University, USA, from 2000 to 2006, and then he joined the faculty of the Science and the Public online EdM program at the University at Buffalo, New York, USA, where he also is research associate in philosophy. His publications focus on John Dewey, American intellectual history, pragmatism, social and political theory, and ethics.

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"This is a profound meditation on the most intimate connections between democracy and education. Taking his cue from John Dewey's masterwork Democracy and Education, Shook encourages his readers to consider how a vital educational agenda can foster reconstruction of the norms of justice, moral behavior, and religious belief in a time of debilitating economic and racial divisions." - Larry A. Hickman, Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University, USA

"In this elegantly written and masterfully researched book, a leading contemporary pragmatist investigates how John Dewey saw education as the 'fundamental engine of democracy.' John Shook discusses Dewey's faith in the moral and ideal nature of democracy as a cooperative and communal educational venture. Democratic commitments go beyond education as simply schooling for Dewey. In a particularly brilliant chapter, Shook demonstrates how Dewey's democratic humanism, as the clear consciousness of a moral life, forms a powerful educational argument about the role of punishment in a democracy. I recommend this book highly as a major accomplishment in Dewey scholarship and will assign it in my graduate classes." - AG Rud, Distinguished Professor, College of Education, Washington State University, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dewey’s Social Philosophy
Book Subtitle
Democracy as Education
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45478-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137454782
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46734-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50001-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 189
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