Volume 1 of aThe Early Works of John Dewey, 1882a1898a is entitled aEarly Essays andLeibnizas New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding, 1882a1888.a Included here are all Deweyas earliest writings, from his first published article through his book on Leibniz. The materials in this volume provide a chronological record of Deweyas early developmentabeginning with the article he sent to theJournal of Speculative Philosophyin 1881 while he was a high-school teacher in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and closing with his widely-acclaimed work on Leibniz in the Griggas Series of German Philosophical Classics, written when he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. During these years beAstween 1882 and 1888, Deweyas life course was established: he decided to follow a career in philosophy, completed doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University, became an Instructor at the University of Michigan, was promoted to Assistant Professor, and accepted a position as Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. With the publication ofPsychology, he became well known among scholars in this country; a series of articles in the British journalMindbrought him prominence in British philosophical circles. His articles were abstracted in theRevue philosophique. None of the articles collected in this volume was reprinted during the authoras lifetime. For the first time, it is now possible for Dewey scholars to study consecutively in one publication all the essays which originally appeared in many periodicals.Philosophic. Method. On its subjective side, so far as individuals are concerned, philosophy comes into existence when men are confronted with problems and ... See especially his essay on attempt to introduce the Kant and Philosophic Method.
|Title||:||The Early Works, 1882-1898: 1882-1888. Early essays and Leibniz's New essays concerning the human understanding|
|Publisher||:||SIU Press - 1969|