Human Nature and Conduct By John Dewey
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Human Nature and Conduct By John Dewey

From the Introduction: '"Give a dog a bad name and hang him." Human nature has been the dog of professional moralists, and consequences accord with the proverb. Man's nature has been regarded with suspicion, with fear, with sour looks, sometimes with enthusiasm for its possibilities but only when these were placed in contrast with its actualities. It has appeared to be so evilly disposed that the business of morality was to prune and...

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Reconstruction in Philosophy

"A modern classic. Dewey's lectures have lost none of their vigor … The historical approach, which underlay the central argument, is beautifully exemplified in his treatments of the origin of philosophy." — Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. "It was with this book that Dewey fully launched his campaign for experimental philosophy." — The New Republic. Written shortly after the shattering effects of World War I, John Dewey's Re...