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Middle Works of John Dewey, Volume 13, 1899 - 1924

Middle Works of John Dewey, Volume 13, 1899 - 1924

1921-1922, Essays on Philosophy, Education, and the Orient

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John Dewey. Edited by Jo Ann Boydston.


Hardcover (Other formats: Paperback)
596 pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Collected Works of John Dewey


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Volume 13 in The Middle Works of John Dewey, 1899–1924,series brings together Dewey’s writings for 1921and 1922,with the exception of Human Nature and Conduct. A Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions textual edition.

Ralph Ross notes in his Introduction that the 53items constituting this volume “defend Dewey’s beliefs at 63 and look forward to what he was yet to write.” The essays to which Dewey responded, as well as abstracts of articles that have been published only in Japanese, appear as appendixes.

The article “Valuation and Experimental Knowledge” treats a favorite Dewey theme: “Most of the important crises of life are cases where tastes are the only things worth dis­cussing, and where, if the life of reason is to exist and prevail, judgment must be per­formed with regard for its logical implica­tions.” The philosophical articles stress Dewey’s view that, as Ross remarks, “philosophies are not timeless and universal, but speak to times, places and conditions.”


Ralph Ross, formerly Hartley Burr Alex­ander Professor of Humanities, is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Scripps College and of the Graduate Faculty at Claremont College.

Jo Ann Boydston, General Editor of the Middle Works, is Director of the Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois Univer­sity at Carbondale.

Barbara Levine, textual editor for this vol­ume, is a member of the Dewey Center staff.