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Return to Nature?An Ecological Counterhistory$
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Fred Dallmayr

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134338

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134338.001.0001

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Nature and Experience

Nature and Experience

Dewey

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(p.77) 4 Nature and Experience
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Return to Nature?
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Fred Dallmayr

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134338.003.0005

As a dissatisfaction with Romanticism began to rise, philosophers turned to supplementing individual self-cultivation with progressive social reform. With that came a realization that nature and the world of phenomena were a continuous unfolding of potentialities. John Dewey was one of the leading intellectuals of the movement. Influenced by Hegel, Dewey's thought then evolved into a postidealist pragmatism. Part of this development was due to his encounter with Charles Darwin. Dewey's famous “Paul Carus Lectures,” published under the title Experience and Nature are reviewed.

Keywords:   nature, experience, progressive, reform, John Dewey, pragmatism

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