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Title Democracy as culture : Deweyan pragmatism in a globalizing world / edited by Sor-hoon Tan, John Whalen-Bridge
Published Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages)
Contents On Richard Rorty / Bruce Robbins -- 1 Introduction: Pragmatism's Passport-Dewey, Democracy, and Globalization / Sor-hoon Tan, John Whalen-Bridge -- I Universalizing Democracy Pragmatically -- 2 The Genesis of Democratic Norms: Some Insights from Classical Pragmatism / Larry A. Hickman -- 3 Reconstructing 'Culture': A Deweyan Response to Antidemocratic Culturalism / Sor-hoon Tan -- II Imposing Democracy -- 4 Globalizing Democracy: A Deweyan Critique of Bush's Second-Term National Security Strategy / Sun Youzhong -- 5 Can Democratic Inquiry Be Exported? Dewey and the Globalization of Education / James Scott Johnston -- 6 Jane Addams: Pragmatist-Feminist Democracy in a Global Context / Judy D. Whipps -- 7 War Without Belief: On Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America / Bruce Robbins -- III De-centering Dewey -- 8 Dewey's Difficult Recovery, Analytic Philosophy's Attempted Turn / John Holbo -- 9 Descartes, Dewey, and Democracy / Cecilia Wee -- 10 Nonduality and Aesthetic Experience: Dewey's Theory and Johnson's Practice / John Whalen-Bridge -- 11 When Dewey's Confucian Admirer Meets His Liberal Critic: Liang Shuming and Eamonn Callan on John Dewey's Democracy and Education / Jessica Ching-Sze Wang -- 12 Tang Junyi and the Very 'Idea' of Confucian Democracy / Roger T. Ames
Summary "Using a multidisciplinary approach, contributors to this volume explore the significance of John Dewey's Pragmatism for the contemporary world. They examine such issues as whether Classical Pragmatism justifies global democracy, whether Dewey's idea of democracy - so intimately linked to American culture - has any relevance for other cultures, and whether democracy can take other forms than those found in Europe and America. Contributors focus on Dewey's cross-cultural experience and affinities with Descartes and modern Neo-Confucians to provide a glimpse of how Dewey's influence outside America has stimulated other cultures, heralding a new stage in the growth of Pragmatism."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208) and index
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Subject Dewey, John, 1859-1952
Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
Democracy -- Philosophy
Democracy -- United States
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
Democracy -- Philosophy.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Tan, Sor-hoon, 1965-
Whalen-Bridge, John, 1961-
ISBN 9781435695450 (electronic bk.)
1435695453 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)