The Political Philosophy of John Dewey: Towards a Constructive Renewal

Synopsis

Terry Hoy seeks to establish the contemporary relevance of the political philosphy of John Dewey. As Professor Hoy illustrates, Dewey focused on the distortions in American political thought resulting from the Lockean-Utilitarian tradition of classical liberalism; the growing standardization and quantification of American life; the erosion of traditional face-to-face communal public life; the manipulation of public opinion by mass media propaganda; and the ascendancy of capitalist economic priorities.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998