A Common Faith by John Dewey

By John Dewey

In A universal Faith, eminent American thinker John Dewey demands the “emancipation of the genuine non secular caliber” from the historical past of dogmatism and supernaturalism that he believes characterizes historic religions. He describes how the intensity of non secular adventure and the inventive function of religion within the assets of expertise to generate that means and price could be cultivated with no making cognitive claims that compete with or deal with clinical ones. In a brand new advent, Dewey student Thomas M. Alexander contextualizes the textual content for college kids and students by way of delivering an summary of Dewey and his philosophy, key recommendations in A universal Faith, and reactions to the text.
 

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For a sensitive, fascinating discussion of the Navajo concept of ‘‘walking in beauty’’ (sa’a naghai bik’e hozho), see John R. Farella, The Main Stalk: A Synthesis of Navajo Philosophy (Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1984), chap. 5. 20. Morris Dees with Steve Fi√er, A Lawyer’s Journey: The Morris Dees Story (Chicago: American Bar Association, 2001), pp. 95–97. 21. The critical approach that seeks to reject or marginalize Dewey’s philosophy of religious experience is best represented by Michael Eldridge’s Transforming Experience: John Dewey’s Cultural Instrumentalism (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1998), chap.

12. See Rockefeller, John Dewey, pp. 461–62, 484–85, and 523–24. 13. , ‘‘The Religion of Shared Experience,’’ in Philosophy after Darwin, ed. Beth J. Singer (New York: Columbia University Press, 1977), p. 241. 14. Many religions, however, are not defined by beliefs or dogmas. Joseph Campbell, a scholar of world religions, told the story of a Westerner asking a Japanese Shinto priest what his ‘‘theology’’ was. The priest looked puzzled and replied, ‘‘We don’t have a theology. ’’ See Stephen and Robin Larsen, A Fire in the Mind: A Life of Joseph Campbell (New York: Anchor Books, 1991), p.

6, 1940, cited in Corliss Lamont, ‘‘New Light on Dewey’s Common Faith,’’ The Journal of Philosophy 58, no. 1 [1961], p. 26). xxxiii INTRODUCTION 3. John Dewey, ‘‘From Absolutism to Experimentalism,’’ in The Later Works, vol. 5, ed. Jo Ann Boydston (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984), p. 153. , LW 5: 153. 4. See Peirce’s famous essays ‘‘The Fixation of Belief ’’ and ‘‘How to Make Our Ideas Clear,’’ both of which may be found in The Essential Peirce, 2 vols. (Indianapolis: University of Indiana Press, 1992, 1998).

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