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Later Works of John Dewey, Volume 16, 1925 - 1953

Later Works of John Dewey, Volume 16, 1925 - 1953

1949 - 1952, Essays, Typescripts, and Knowing and the Known

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John Dewey. Edited by Jo Ann Boydston


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Collected Works of John Dewey


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Typescripts, essays, and an authoritative edition of Knowing and the Known, Dewey’s collaborative work with Arthur F. Bentley.

In an illuminating Introduction T. Z. Lavine defines the collaboration's three goals—the "construction of a new language for behavioral inquiry," "a critique of formal logicians, in defense of Dewey’s Logic," and "a critique of logical positivism." In Dewey’s words: "Largely due to Bentley, I’ve finally got the nerve inside of me to do what I should have done years ago."

"What Is It to Be a Linguistic Sign or Name?" and "Values, Valuations, and Social Facts,’ both written in 1945, are published here for the first time.


T. Z. Lavine is Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Philosophy and American Culture at George Mason University. Her most recent work is From Socrates to Sartre: The Philosophic Quest.