How We Think

How We Think

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One of America's foremost philosophers, John Dewey (1859-1952) fought for civil and academic freedom, founded the Progressive School movement, and steadfastly promoted a scientific approach to intellectual development.
In How We Think, Dewey shares his views on the educator's role in training students to think well. Basing his assertions on the belief that knowledge is strictly relative to human interaction with the world, he considers the need for thought training, its use of natural resources, and its place in school conditions; inductive and deductive reasoning, interpreting facts, and concrete and abstract thinking; the functions of activity, language, and observation in thought training; and many other subjects.
John Dewey's influence on American education and philosophy is incalculable. This volume, as fresh and inspirational today as it was upon its initial publication a century ago, is essential for anyone active in the field of teaching or about to embark on a career in education.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 11.43mm | 249.48g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0486298957
  • 9780486298955
  • 93,266

Table of contents

PART I THE PROBLEM OF TRAINING THOUGHT
I. WHAT IS THOUGHT?
II. THE NEED FOR TRAINING THOUGHT
III. NATURAL RESOURCES IN THE TRAINING OF THOUGHT
IV. SCHOOL CONDITIONS AND THE TRAINING OF THOUGHT
V. THE MEANS AND AND END OF MENTAL TRAINING: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND THE LOGICAL
PART II LOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
VI. THE ANALYSIS OF A COMPLETE ACT OF THOUGHT
VII. SYSTEMATIC INFERENCE: INDUCTION AND DEDUCTION
VIII. JUDGMENT: THE INTERPRETATION OF FACTS
IX. MEANING: OR CONCEPTIONS AND UNDERSTANDING
X. CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT THINKING
XI. EMPIRICAL AND SCIENTIFIC THINKING
PART III THE TRAINING OF THOUGHT
XII. ACTIVITY AND THE TRAINING OF THOUGHT
XIII. LANGUAGE AND THE TRAINING OF THOUGHT
XIV. OBSERVATION AND INFORMATION IN THE TRAINING OF MIND
XV. THE RECITATION AND THE TRAINING OF THOUGHT
XVI. SOME GENERAL CONCLUSIONS
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