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Individualism Old and New by John Dewey

Individualism Old and New (edition 1962)

by John Dewey (Author)

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America's most renowned social philosopher John Dewey shines his powerful intellect on the serious public and cultural issues surrounding the place of the individual in a technologically advanced society. In this penetrating study, he addresses the fear that personal creative potential will be trampled by assembly-line monotony, political bureaucracy, and an industrialized culture of uniformity. Armed with his pragmatic approach and his belief in the power of critical intelligence, Dewey argues that individualism has in fact been offered a uniquely higher plane of technological development upon which to grow, mature, and redefine itself.… (more)
Title:Individualism Old and New
Authors:John Dewey (Author)
Info:Capricorn Books (1962), Edition: Pencil Underlining, Mass Market Paperback
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Tags:Books, Liberalism, Philosophy

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Individualism, Old and New by John Dewey



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Dewey's notes on the impact of the industrial age on artisans and politicians, written long before Etsy, Amazon.com or the 2016 presidential election, are worth revisiting.
On art: "Those who are still called artists either put themselves, as writers and designers, at the disposal of organized businesses, or are pushed out to the edge as eccentric bohemians."
On politics: "The business mind, having its own conversation and language, its own interests, its own intimate groupings in which men of this mind, in their collective capacity, determine the tone of society at large as well as the government of industrial society, and have more political influence than the government itself."
Prescient insights indeed. ( )
  DellaWanna | Mar 12, 2017 |
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