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Feminist interpretations of John Dewey

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This is the first collection of essays to evaluate John Dewey's pragmatist philosophy from a feminist perspective. The variety of feminist interpretations offered here ranges from Jane Addams's praise for his collegial efforts to resolve the problems of the inner city to contemporary comparisons of his approach with Addams's own critique of capitalism as patriarchal. In between are essays assessing Dewey's contributions to feminist theory and practice both in his lifetime and in regard to contemporary feminist approaches to education, subjectivity, objectivity and truth, and social and political philosophy.

At a time when feminists are questioning and developing alternatives to the scientistic value-free inquiry advocated by logical positivism, the myth of detached observation informing the epistemological turn, rationalistic ethics, and the model of an unattached, nonrelational subject, this book reminds us of Dewey's early and passionate opposition to the same assumptions and his reconstruction of philosophy as a "method of moral and political diagnoses and prognosis." It has often been remarked that Dewey's pragmatism provides a genuine alternative to the usual masculinist biases of Western philosophy, and the various essays in this book develop this claim more extensively.

Contributors, besides the editor, are Jane Addams, Ana M. Martínez Alemán, Paula Droege, Marilyn Fischer, Eugenie Gatens-Robinson, Judith M. Green, Lisa Heldke, Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Erin McKenna, Marjorie C. Miller, Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich, and Shannon Sullivan.

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table_of_contents A toast to John Dewey /, Deepening democratic transformation: Deweyan individuation and pragmatist feminism /, Experimenting with education: John Dewey and Ella Flagg Young at the University of Chicago /, Feminism and pragmatism: on the arrival of a "ministry of disturbance, a regulated source of annoyance; a destroyer of routine, an underminer of complacency" /, How practical is John Dewey? /, Identity, feminist teaching, and John Dewey /, Jane Addams's critique of capitalism as patriarchal /, John Dewey's pragmatist feminism /, Philosophy, education, and the American tradition of aspirational democracy /, Reclaiming a subject, or a view from here /, The need for a pragmatist feminist self /, The need for truth: toward a pragmatist-feminist standpoint theory /, The pragmatic ecology of the object: John Dewey and Donna Haraway on objectivity /
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