The Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy

Columbia University Press (2009)
Introduction -- Dewey and the problem of intellectual retrieval -- Avoiding the criticism : Dewey's darwinian enlightenment -- Redirection : religious certainty and the quest for meaning -- The plan of this book -- Part I: From certainty to contingency -- Protestant self-assertion and spiritual sickness -- Dewey's evasion of Protestant self-assertion and spiritual sickness -- Darwin, science, and the moral economy of self and society -- Hodge and the problem of human agency in the wake of evolution -- Reconciliation and the quest for certainty -- Dewey and the meaningfulness of modern life -- Agency and inquiry after Darwin -- Inquiry and phronemacrosis : Dewey's modified aristotelianism -- Theory, practice, and the quest for certainty -- The experience of living : action and the primacy of contingency -- Contingency and the place of intelligent action -- Part II: Religion, the moral life, and democracy -- Faith and democratic piety -- Democratic self-reliance : Emerson, Dewey, and Niebuhr -- Reading a common faith -- Within the space of moral reflection -- The moral life and the place of conflict -- The expanded self : deliberation, imagination, and sympathy -- The tragic self : deliberation and conflict -- Constraining elites and managing power -- The danger of political pessimism : between Lippmann and Wolin -- Employing and legitimizing power -- The permanence of contingency : on the precarious and stable public.
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Call number B945.D44.R59 2009
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