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During this development, he had to reconsider some very basic metaphysical commitments found not only in idealism but in many other metaphysical systems. The result was his development of a robust version of nonreductive naturalism that emphasized process and creative emergence. Keywords: Dewey , metaphysics , existence , experience , emergentism , nature , naturalism. Thomas M.
John Dewey is primarily known for two things: being one of the big names in pragmatism , and for his highly influential claims about education , specifically pointing out the active nature of learning such that simply sitting students down and telling them things is not very effective. Now, Dewey was born in , and wrote about pragmatism and truth near the turn of the century, about the same time as William James, and wrote his important book about education in you might want to listen to some of the Librivox version of that. By , we're dealing with mature Dewey trying to get out his overall worldview, his take on the enterprise of philosophy. His basic critique is the same as what we've seen in Whitehead and Merleau-Ponty , i. No, Dewey counters: what we start with is concrete, gross experience, which is not experience of "sense data" or any other theoretical entity, but which is experience of tables, people, feelings, values, etc. It's an abstraction to say, for instance, that we only perceive colors and then combine them to form objects.
Institute of health, physical education and sport science, School of physical education, Kokushikan University. Such experience may arise from the interaction between an organism and its environment, and is linked to past, present and future experience. Through this concept, Dewey explains the process of experience and concludes that education proceeds through a stack of experience. The former stage involves direct experience and the latter is a reflective stage. In other words, it cannot be understood by an observer, but only through individual experience. A significant stock of sport experience can be gained over time, and this experience is held over thereafter. Such a process of consecutively reconstituted experience, i.
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In addition, Dewey developed extensive and often systematic views in ethics, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, aesthetics, and philosophy of religion. Because Dewey typically took a genealogical approach that couched his own view within the larger history of philosophy, one may also find a fully developed metaphilosophy in his work. Set within the larger picture of Darwinian evolutionary theory, philosophy should be seen as an activity undertaken by interdependent organisms-in-environments. This standpoint, of active adaptation, led Dewey to criticize the tendency of traditional philosophies to abstract and reify concepts derived from living contexts. As did other classical pragmatists, Dewey focused criticism upon traditional dualisms of metaphysics and epistemology e.
Experience And Nature
It was, however, in the United States, to which he shortly after removed,that his life-work was performed. He became editor of the Open Court in , and later established The Monist,. The primary interests which actuated Dr. Carus's lifework were in the field of philosophy, touching with almost equal weight the two great phases of modern speculative concern represented by the philosophy of science and comparative religion. To each of these he devoted numerous special studies, and to each he gave the influence of the press which he directed.
Natural existence is the world of fragility, unpredictability, contingencies, due to the conflict of opposing forces, whose energy sustains the conservation or deterioration of life, reason for the unworthiness of experience.
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