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By Christopher C. Kirby

Dewey's scholars at Columbia observed him as "an Aristotelian extra Aristotelian than Aristotle himself."
However, formerly, there was little attention of the impact Greek idea had at the highbrow improvement of this key American philosopher.

By reading, intimately, Dewey's therapy and appropriation of Greek proposal, the authors during this quantity exhibit an differently principally missed aspect of his highbrow improvement and finalized principles. instead of supplying only one unified account of Dewey's connection to Greek inspiration, this quantity bargains a number of views on Dewey's view of the goals and goal of philosophy. finally, each one writer finds ways that Dewey's proposal was once in response to historic subject matters. while mixed, they provide a tapestry of comparative techniques with particular consciousness paid to key contributions in political, social, and pedagogical philosophy.

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