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The Resource The Chicago pragmatists and American progressivism, Andrew Feffer

The Chicago pragmatists and American progressivism, Andrew Feffer

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The Chicago pragmatists and American progressivism
Title
The Chicago pragmatists and American progressivism
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Feffer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Founded in 1894 at a peak of social and industrial turmoil, the Chicago school of pragmatist philosophy is emblematic of the progressive spirit of early twentieth-century America. The Chicago pragmatists under the leadership of John Dewey pursued a close critique of the modern workplace, school, and neighborhood which provided a theoretical base for the progressive reform agenda. Andrew Feffer here provides a richly textured group portrait of Dewey and his colleagues George Herbert Mead and James Hayden Tufts against the backdrop of Chicago's social history. In this nuanced intellectual biography of the Chicago pragmatists, Feffer retraces the story of their personal involvement in reform movements and examines how they revised contemporary political rhetoric and social theory in order to reestablish the foundations of democracy in productive and rewarding work. Drawing on liberal Christian reformist as well as philosophical idealist traditions, the pragmatists advanced a radically humanistic social theory that attacked the regimentation of factory life and demanded the democratization of industry and education. At the center of this progressive philosophy was the elimination of social divisions including the fundamental rift between intellectual and manual labor. Feffer also gives an account of certain elitist and anti-democratic assumptions of pragmatist theory; he shows, in particular, how progressive reformers inherited the pragmatists' mistrust of the political impulses of the industrial workers they championed. Linking a major current in American thought to the history of industrial relations, The Chicago Pragmatists and American Progressivism contributes to current debates in intellectual history, labor history, political theory, and American studies
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feffer, Andrew
Dewey number
977.3/11041
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.F32 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dewey, John
  • United States
  • Chicago school of sociology
  • Pragmatism
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • United States
  • Progressismus
  • Pragmatismus
  • USA
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
The Chicago pragmatists and American progressivism, Andrew Feffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27035303
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 279 pages
Isbn
9780801425028
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92054974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1528165
Label
The Chicago pragmatists and American progressivism, Andrew Feffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27035303
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 279 pages
Isbn
9780801425028
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92054974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1528165

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