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Experience and Nature by John Dewey
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Jun 29, 2012

it was amazing
Read from June 13 to 29, 2012

After reading this, it's obvious to me that the current neuroscientists like Antonio Damasio and William Connelly have built upon the pragmatic tradition of Dewey in decrying the separation of emotions and felt experience from the cognitive decision making process. Attachment theory owes a lot to Pragmatism as well. To understand the progression and evolution of modern thinking, this book should be mandatory reading.
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06/15/2012 page 70
15.0% "Have had some exposure to Dewey before, but never to this depth. Love any thinker that looks to "fill in the gaps" between reality and reflection."
06/23/2012 page 298
62.0% "Was hoping to get through this a bit faster during my time off this week, but this one has me referring to other books, reflecting, etc... the sign of a compelling philosophy."
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Jason Connelly would disagree, and Damasio cites prodigiously cites James, so you are right on that one. The interesting thing is that Connelly gets his focus on the body through Foucault. So who is going to write the book on Dewey and Foucault?

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Tim Thanks for the comment. I'm interested as to why you think Connelly would disagree?

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