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Dewey's Social Philosophy: Democracy as Education (Hardback)
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Dewey's Social Philosophy: Democracy as Education (Hardback)

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Hardback 189 Pages / Published: 23/10/2014
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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.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137467348
Number of pages: 189
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm


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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

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