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The Later Works of John Dewey, Volume 4, 1925 - 1953: 1929: The Quest for Certainty
by John Dewey
edited by Jo Ann Boydston
introduction by Stephen Toulmin
Southern Illinois University Press, 2008
eISBN: 978-0-8093-3176-5 | Paper: 978-0-8093-2814-7 | Cloth: 978-0-8093-1162-0

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This volume provides an authoritative edition of Dewey’s The Quest for Cer­tainty: A Study of the Relation Between Knowledge and Action. The book is made up of the Gifford Lectures deliv­ered April–May 1929 at the University of Edinburgh. Writing to Sidney Hook, Dewey described this work as “a criti­cism of philosophy as attempting to at­tain theoretical certainty.” In the Philo­sophical Review Max C. Otto later elaborated: “Mr. Dewey wanted, so far as lay in his power, to crumble into dust, once and for all, ‘the chief fortress of the classic philosophical tradition.”

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