Philosophy 3387 American Philosophy Unit Three

Unit Three: Classical Pragmatism II (Dewey)

John Dewey

John Dewey

Dr. Cynthia Freeland

Section #10061, MW 1-2:30 p.m., 12 Agnes Arnold Hall

402 AH, 743-2993,

Course Schedule

W Sept. 25

Dewey, "Does Reality Possess Practical Character?", pp. 79-91 in Goodman

M Sept. 30 Cornel West, Ch. 3, "The Coming-of-Age of American Pragmatism: John Dewey", pp. 69-111

Summary of West on Dewey

W Oct. 2 Cornel West, continued

M Oct. 7

Dewey, "Education as Growth," pp. 93-101 in Goodman

Recommended: selections from Charlotte Siegfried, Pragmatism and Feminism, Ch. 4 ("Acknowledging Mutual Influences"), pp. 73-89 ("Jane Addams, Hull House, and John Dewey," pp. 73-82; "Two Unhappy Endings for Women at the University of Chicago," pp.82-89).

See also, on Hull House:

W Oct. 9

Dewey, "The Pattern of Inquiry," pp. 316-334 in Thayer


M Oct. 14

Rorty and Dewey

Read at least one of the following articles by Richard Rorty: from Consequences of Pragmatism (Minnesota, 1982):

Recommended, also from Rorty and Pragmatism:

W Oct. 16

New to the Syllabus

Hilary Putnam, "A Reconsideration of Deweyan Democracy," in Goodman, pp. 183-204.

M Oct. 21

Dewey's Philosophy of Art (Art as Experience)

Lecture: no reading assignment

Dewey Take-Home will be due in class Monday, October 28. (Note: New Due Date)

On-Line Course Resources

Off Campus

Center for Dewey Studies. An extremely valuable and comprehensive web site concerning John Dewey, his works, and works about him.

John Dewey Electronic Discussion Group

On Campus

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