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  1. Shane Jesse Ralston (2011). A More Practical Pedagogical Ideal: Searching for a Criterion of Deweyan Growth. Educational Theory 61 (3):351-364.score: 410.0
    When Dewey scholars and educational theorists appeal to the value of educative growth, what exactly do they mean? Is an individual's growth contingent on receiving a formal education? Is growth too abstract a goal for educators to pursue? Richard Rorty contended that the request for a “criterion of growth” is a mistake made by John Dewey's “conservative critics,” for it unnecessarily restricts the future “down to the size of the present.” Nonetheless, educational practitioners inspired by Dewey's educational writings may ask (...)
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  2. Shane Jesse Ralston (2001). Self-Knowledge and the Self. Symposium 5 (1):134-136.score: 290.0
  3. Shane J. Ralston, Dewey's Theory of Moral (and Political) Deliberation.score: 120.0
    In James Gouinlock's essay "Dewey's Theory of Moral Deliberation," he argues that Morton White and Charles L. Stevenson's criticisms of John Dewey's ethical theory are based upon fundamental misinterpretations of Dewey's theory of moral deliberation. In this paper, I attempt, in the spirit of Gouinlock's 1978 essay, to widen and enrich the discussion of Dewey's theory of moral deliberation by relating it to a claim of political philosophers and theorists that is recently in vogue, namely, that Dewey's writings contain a (...)
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  4. Shane J. Ralston, Pragmatism's Pacifism: Reconstructing the Dewey-Bourne Debate.score: 120.0
    Many commentators cite John Dewey's support for Woodrow Wilson's administration and U.S. entry into the First World War as evidence against the claim that he was a pacifist. However, what they ignore is his leadership of the Outlawry of War Movement and his subsequent renunciation of his earlier pro-war views. This paper examines the controversy, beginning with Dewey's debate with Randolph Bourne over American involvement in the war to "make the world safe for democracy" and ending with his activities as (...)
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  5. Shane J. Ralston, Dewey and Goodin on the Value of Monological Deliberation.score: 120.0
    Most contemporary deliberative democrats contend that deliberation is the group activity that transforms individual preferences and behavior into mutual understanding, agreement and collective action. A critical mass of political theorists committed to the value of democratic deliberation also claims that John Dewey's writings contain a nascent theory of deliberative democracy. Unfortunately, very few commentators have noted the similarities between Dewey and Robert Goodin's theories of deliberation, as well as the surprising contrast between their modeling of deliberation and the predominant view (...)
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  6. Shane J. Ralston (2008). In Defense of Democracy as a Way of Life: A Reply to Talisse's Pluralist Objection. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 44 (4):pp. 629-659.score: 120.0
    Robert Talisse objects that Deweyan democrats, or those who endorse John Dewey’s philosophy of democracy, cannot consistently hold that (i) “democracy is a way of life” and (ii) democracy as a way of life is compatible with pluralism, at least as contemporary political theorists define that term. What Talisse refers to as his “pluralist objection” states that Deweyan democracy resembles a thick theory of democracy, that is, a theory establishing a set of prior restraints on the values that can count (...)
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  7. Shane J. Ralston, Education as Family Life: John Dewey on the Ethical Responsibility of School Teachers.score: 120.0
    In chapter two of The School and Society, entitled "The School and the Life of the Child," the renowned American philosopher John Dewey demonstrates how the model of the "ideal home" can impart lessons about a model of the "ideal school." It is argued that education should give direction to the student's natural impulses, just as the concerned parent guides the growth of the child. There are at least two ways in which to interpret this argument. One is that home (...)
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  8. Shane J. Ralston, The Vital Thread Connecting Pragmatist and Marxist Ethics: Reconstructing the Dewey-Trotsky Debate.score: 120.0
    According to the 'incompatibility thesis,' tenets of Marxist and Pragmatist ethics are incompatible at a very basic level. An opening move in the strategy of defending the incompatibility thesis is to summon the ghosts of Pragmatists and Marxists past, such as John Dewey and Leon Trotsky, and recount how their positions in a debate concerning ethics proved to be fundamentally at odds. The central claim of the paper is that despite the initial promise of this strategy, scholars should be wary (...)
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  9. Shane J. Ralston, Democratic Governance and the Specter of Deliberative Consultancy: A Deweyan Assessment of the Deliberation Industry.score: 120.0
    In a recent article, Carolyn Hendricks and Lyn Carson begin to remedy the deficit of literature on deliberative democracy consultancy, or the provision of deliberation goods and services for a fee, by observing that the competitive, entrepreneurial and business-driven nature of this growing deliberative industry might threaten those conditions for generating an open and participatory process of democratic governance. Building on their important contribution to the literature, the present paper provides a parallel assessment based on John Dewey's notions of public (...)
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  10. Shane J. Ralston, Imperialism's Easiness: Dewey, Wells, Obama and the Scope of American Exceptionalism.score: 120.0
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  11. Shane J. Ralston (2011). Obama's Pragmatism in International Affairs. Contemporary Pragmatism 8 (2):81-98.score: 120.0
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  12. Shane J. Ralston, Reconsidering Philosophy's Function: Novack, Hickman and Dewey's 'Liaison Officer' Claim.score: 120.0
    In an underappreciated tract by George Novack, Pragmatism versus Marxism, the American Trotskyite and union organizer launched a vicious attack on John Dewey's career as a professional philosopher. He alleged that Deweys ideas were inaccessible to all but a small community of fellow academicians. While Novack concedes that Deweys philosophical inquiries had a cross-pollinating influence on other academic fields, he doubts that the beneficial products of those inquiries traveled far beyond the walls of the so-called ivory tower. Larry Hickman (...)
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  13. Shane J. Ralston (2010). Can Pragmatists Be Institutionalists? John Dewey Joins the Non-Ideal/Ideal Theory Debate. Human Studies 33 (1):65-84.score: 120.0
    During the 1960s and 1970s, institutionalists and behavioralists in the discipline of political science argued over the legitimacy of the institutional approach to political inquiry. In the discipline of philosophy, a similar debate concerning institutions has never taken place. Yet, a growing number of philosophers are now working out the institutional implications of political ideas in what has become known as “non-ideal theory.” My thesis is two-fold: (1) pragmatism and institutionalism are compatible and (2) non-ideal theorists, following the example of (...)
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  14. Shane J. Ralston (2009). The Ebb and Flow of Primary and Secondary Experience: Kayak Touring and John Dewey's Metaphysics of Experience. Environment, Space, Place:189-204.score: 120.0
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  15. Shane J. Ralston (2010). Dewey's Theory of Moral (and Political) Deliberation Unfiltered. Education and Culture 26 (1):pp. 23-43.score: 120.0
    The ballot is, as often said, a substitute for bullets. But what is more significant is that counting of heads compels prior recourse to methods of discussion, consultation and persuasion, while the essence of appeal to force is to cut short resort to such methods. Majority rule, just as majority rule, is as foolish as its critics charge it with being. But it never is merely majority rule.There have been two distinguished critics who declare great admiration for Dewey's work and (...)
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  16. Shane J. Ralston, Ol' Ben Franklin the Pragmatist? Campbell and Pangle on the Philosophical Credentials of an American Founder.score: 120.0
    Is Benjamin Franklin the old Dewey or the new Socrates? James Campbell embraces the view that he is the old Dewey, or, at least, following the late H.S. Thayer, a nascent pragmatist of a Deweyan stripe. Lorraine Pangle, among others, defends the view that Franklins thought and writings are distinctly Socratic. I would like to accomplish two objectives in this essay that might initially appear incompatible, one, to question the premise of the question and, two, to assume the premise's acceptability (...)
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  17. Shane J. Ralston, Operationalizing Propositions as Proposals: Reviving Interest in John Dewey's Theory of Propositional Form.score: 120.0
    Dewey and Russell's debate over the status of logic in the twentieth-century is, by now, well-trodden ground for scholarly inquiry. However, Dewey's novel theory of propositions, first articulated in his 1938 Logic: The Theory of Inquiry, has received comparatively less attention than the debate that touched upon it. The paucity of interest among philosophers of language is probably due to a variety of reasons, such as the theory's unorthodox character and, what at least appears to be, its naive simplicity when (...)
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  18. Shane J. Ralston, Randomly Constituting Representative Deliberative Assemblies: Dewey and Fishkin on the Microcosm Concept.score: 120.0
    In several of John Dewey's works on education, including Democracy and Education and The School and Society, he models the ideal school after the ideal community, conceiving the former as a microcosm of the latter. More recently, James Fishkin in Democracy and Deliberation and The Voice of the People renders a deliberative poll design with an eye to making its randomly selected deliberators representative of much larger groups, and in this way microcosms of the population-at-large. Thus, the smaller group (...)
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  19. Shane Ralston (2009). Deweyan Democracy and Pluralism. Social Philosophy Today 25:223-240.score: 120.0
    What Talisse refers to as his “pluralist objection” states that Deweyan democracy, or John Dewey’s theory of democracy as contemporary Dewey scholars understand it, resembles a thick account, that is, a theory establishing a set of prior restraints on the values that can count as legitimate within a democratic community, and thus is incompatible with pluralism, at least insofar as contemporary political theorists define that term. In this paper, I argue that by undermining the pluralist objection, a reunion of Deweyan (...)
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  20. Shane Ralston (2007). John Dewey "on the Side of the Angels": A Critique of Kestenbaum's Phenomenological Reading of a Common Faith. Education and Culture 23 (2):pp. 63-75.score: 120.0
    In chapter 8 of The Grace and the Severity of the Ideal, Victor Kestenbaum disputes the naturalistic-instrumentalist reading of John Dewey's A Common Faith. Rather than accept the orthodox reading, he challenges mainstream Dewey scholars to read Dewey's theism from a phenomenological perspective. From this vantage, Kestenbaum contends that Dewey was wagering on transcendence, gambling on an ideal realm of supersensible entities, and hoping that the payoff would be universal acknowledgement of "a widening of the place of transcendence and faith (...)
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  21. Shane J. Ralston (2012). Ole Ben Franklin, the Pragmatist? On the Philosophical Credentials of an American Founder. The Pluralist 7 (1):6-26.score: 120.0
    Was Benjamin Franklin the old John Dewey or the new Socrates? While this might strike the reader as an absurd question, scholars have supplied plausible answers. James Campbell takes the position that he was the old Dewey—or, at least, a nascent Deweyan pragmatist. Franklin biographer Walter Isaacson agrees, claiming that Franklin "laid the foundation for the most influential of America's homegrown philosophies, pragmatism" (491). Lorraine Pangle, on the other hand, defends the view that Franklin's thought and writings were distinctly Socratic. (...)
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  22. Shane Ralston (2009). Political Theory and Global Climate Change. Environmental Philosophy 6 (2):105-109.score: 120.0
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  23. Shane Ralston (2010). An Outline for a Brief Teaching Demonstration. Teaching Philosophy 33 (1):15-26.score: 120.0
    In this article, I outline a teaching demonstration that lasts approximately twenty-two minutes, which a candidate can employ when interviewing for a position in ethics. Since job openings in ethics, and especially applied ethics, are becoming increasingly common, I think that this outline will be helpful to many candidates deliberating about the topic and structure of their future teaching demonstrations. This demonstration is also especially well-suited to a search at a teaching institution, whether a community college, state college, or state (...)
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  24. Shane J. Ralston (2009). The Ebb and Flow of Primary and Secondary Experience. Environment, Space, Place 1 (1):189-204.score: 120.0
    John Dewey’s metaphysics of experience has been criticized by a number of philosophers—most notably, George Santayanaand Richard Rorty. While mainstream Dewey scholars agree that these critical treatments fail to treat the American Pragmatist’s theory of what exists on its own terms, there has still been some difficulty reaching consensus on what the casual reader should take away from the pages of Experience and Nature, Dewey’s seminal work on naturalistic metaphysics. So, how do we unearth the significance of Dewey’s misunderstood metaphysics? (...)
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  25. Shane J. Ralston (2011). It Takes a Garden Project: Dewey and Pudup on the Politics of School Gardening. Ethics and the Environment 16 (2):1-24.score: 120.0
    Starting with the interest and effort of the children, the whole community has become tremendously interested in starting gardens, using every bit of available ground. The district is a poor one and, besides transforming the yards, the gardens have been a real economic help to the people....we understand different episodes in the history of organized garden projects as distinct discursive formations that have been constituted through material practice and myriad discourses or tropes during each era by advocates, organizers, observers, participants, (...)
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  26. Shane J. Ralston (2013). James Johnson and Jack Knight , The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism . Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 33 (2):132-135.score: 120.0
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  27. Shane Ralston (2004). La Opinion Publica y Sus Problemas. Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 32 (99):51-54.score: 120.0
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  28. Shane Ralston (2008). Teaching Ethics in the High Schools. Teaching Ethics 9 (1):73-86.score: 120.0
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  29. Shane Ralston (2011). The Nature Study Movement. Environmental Ethics 33 (4):437-440.score: 120.0
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  30. Mitchell Aboulafia, Victor Kestenbaum, Jason Jordan, Jacoby Adeshei Carter, Sarah Louise Scott, Richard Kenneth Atkins, Christa Hodapp, John Kaag, Shane Ralston & Kipton E. Jensen (2013). 1. Front Matter Front Matter (Pp. I-Iii). The Pluralist 8 (1).score: 120.0
     
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  31. Randall E. Auxier, Shane J. Ralston, Randy L. Friedman, Michael Futch, Tadd Ruetenik, István Aranyosi & Marilyn Fischer (2012). 1. Front Matter Front Matter (Pp. I-Iii). The Pluralist 7 (1).score: 120.0
     
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  32. Shane Ralston (2012). A Deweyan Defense of Guerrilla Gardening. The Pluralist 7 (3):57-70.score: 120.0
    Starting with the interest and effort of the children, the whole community has become tremendously interested in starting gardens, using every bit of available ground. The district is a poor one and, besides transforming the yards, the gardens have been a real economic help to the people.I do not wait for permission to become a gardener but dig wherever I see horticultural potential. I do not just tend existing gardens but create them from neglected space. I, and thousands of people (...)
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  33. Shane J. Ralston (2011). American Enlightenment Thought. In James Fieser & Bradley Dowden (eds.), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.score: 120.0
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  34. Shane Ralston (2006). Book Review: Dewey in Spanish. [REVIEW] Education and Culture 22 (1):8.score: 120.0
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  35. Shane Ralston (forthcoming). Can Pragmatists Be Constitutionalists? Dewey, Jefferson and the Experimental Constitution. Contemporary Pragmatism.score: 120.0
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  36. Shane Ralston (forthcoming). Deweyan Democracy and Pluralism: A Reunion. Social Philosophy Today.score: 120.0
     
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  37. Shane Ralston (2006). Dewey in Spanish. Education and Culture 22 (1):84-87.score: 120.0
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  38. Shane Ralston (2011). Deliberating with Critical Friends. Teaching Philosophy 34 (4):393-410.score: 120.0
    Standard methods for teaching Deliberative Democratic Theory (DDT) in the philosophy classroom include presenting theories in the historical order in which they originated, by theorist (or groups of theorists) or in various thematic categories, including criticisms of the theories. However, if Simone Chambers is correct and DDT has truly entered “a working theory stage,” whereby the theory and practice of deliberation receive equal consideration, then such approaches may no longer be appropriate for teaching DDT. I propose that DDT be taught (...)
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  39. Shane J. Ralston (2009). Engineering an Artful and Ethical Solution to the Problem of Global Warming. Review of Policy Research 26 (6):821--837.score: 120.0
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  40. Shane J. Ralston (forthcoming). Geoengineering as a Matter of Environmental Instrumentalism. In W. C. G. Burns & J. Blackstock (eds.), Geoengineering and Climate Change. Cambridge University Press.score: 120.0
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  41. Shane Ralston (2009). Inquiry and Education. Teaching Philosophy 32 (1):90-92.score: 120.0
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  42. Shane Ralston (2010). John Dewey's Ethics: Democracy as Experience. Contemporary Political Theory 9 (2):251.score: 120.0
  43. Shane Ralston (2011). Joseph Margolis , Pragmatism's Advantage: American and European Philosophy at the End of the Twentieth Century . Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 31 (1):54-56.score: 120.0
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  44. Shane Ralston (2013). John McGowan , Pragmatist Politics . Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 33 (5):388-390.score: 120.0
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  45. Shane Ralston (2010). King-Tak Ip, Ed., Environmental Ethics: Intercultural Perspectives. Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 30 (5):358-361.score: 120.0
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  46. Shane Ralston (2010). M. H. Kramer, C. Grant, B. Colburn, and A. Hatzistavrou, Eds. The Legacy of H. L. A. Hart: Legal, Political, and Moral Philosophy Reviewed By. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 30 (2):111-114.score: 120.0
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  47. Shane Ralston (2010). Michael P. Nelson and J. Baird Callicott, Eds., The Wilderness Debate Rages On: Continuing the New Great Wilderness Debate. Reviewed By. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 30 (4):289-292.score: 120.0
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  48. Shane Ralston (2011). Nathan Crick , Democracy and Rhetoric: John Dewey on the Arts of Becoming . Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 31 (3):188-190.score: 120.0
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  49. Shane Ralston (2012). On Two Concepts of Environmental Instrumentalism. Southwest Philosophy Review 27 (1):225-234.score: 120.0
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  50. Shane Ralston (2009). Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism. Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 37 (108):46-49.score: 120.0
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