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The Quest for Certainty 1928–1929

John Dewey

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The Quest for Certainty addresses the relationship between philosophy’s theories of knowledge and scientific discoveries in the natural world. Dewey argues that philosophy has failed in its modern sense to properly engage and rationalise the division between scientific advancement and its own theories of knowledge. He advocates that a process of ‘experimental inquiry’ should be enlisted, using the empirical analysis of a scientific model, to formulate reflective knowledge of human experience. Such a process would equip society for revolutionary change in moral, social and economic dimensions of daily life. Moreover, Dewey argues that philosophy has been too reflective, focusing on accommodating the conclusions of science and long-held belief systems, rather than constructively looking forward to develop achievable paths to what society might become.
R. Scott Spurlock
University of Edinburgh

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OnlineMinton1929
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Templeton Press