The Chicago Pragmatists and American Progressivism

By: Feffer, Andrew

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320 pages. Text unmarked . Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Slight reading-wear and bumping to corners. Founded in 1894 at a peak of social and industrial turmoil, the Chicago school of pragmatist philosophy is emblematic of the progressive spirit of early twentieth-century America. The Chicago pragmatists under the leadership of John Dewey pursued a close critique of the modern workplace, school, and neighborhood which provided a theoretical base for the progressive reform agenda. Andrew Feffer here provides a richly textured group portrait of Dewey and his colleagues George Herbert Mead and James Hayden Tufts against the backdrop of Chicago's social history. n nIn this nuanced intellectual biography of the Chicago pragmatists, Feffer retraces the story of their personal involvement in reform movements and examines how they revised contemporary political rhetoric and social theory in order to reestablish the foundations of democracy in productive and rewarding work. Drawing on liberal Christian reformist as well as philosophical idealist traditions, the pragmatists advanced a radically humanistic social theory that attacked the regimentation of factory life and demanded the democratization of industry and education. Feffer also gives an account of certain elitist and anti-democratic assumptions of pragmatist theory; he shows, in particular, how progressive reformers inherited the pragmatists' mistrust of the political impulses of the industrial workers they championed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. Category: Philosophy ; ISBN: 0801425026. Inventory No: 029271. Hardcover

Title: The Chicago Pragmatists and American Progressivism

Author Name: Feffer, Andrew

Categories: Philosophy,

Publisher: NCROL: 1993

ISBN Number: 0801425026

ISBN Number 13: 9780801425028

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Jacket Condition: Very Good

lbs: 1.88 lbs

Seller ID: 029271

Keywords: BZDB373 Philosophy ; The Chicago Pragmatists and American Progressivism Andrew Feffer Hardcover