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The Public and Its Problems

9780804011662: Paperback
Release Date: 15th October 2016

Dimensions: 140 x 216

Number of Pages: 304

Edition: 1st Edition

Ohio University Press

The Public and Its Problems

An Essay in Political Inquiry

Written by
John Dewey
,
Edited by and Introduced by
Melvin L. Rogers
With renewed interest in pragmatism and its implications for democracy in an age of mass communication, bureaucracy, and ever-increasing social complexities, Dewey’s The Public and Its Problems, first published in 1927, remains vital to any discussion of today’s political issues.
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More than six decades after John Dewey’s death, his political philosophy is undergoing a revival. With renewed interest in pragmatism and its implications for democracy in an age of mass communication, bureaucracy, and ever-increasing social complexities, Dewey’s The Public and Its Problems, first published in 1927, remains vital to any discussion of today’s political issues.

This edition of The Public and Its Problems, meticulously annotated and interpreted with fresh insight by Melvin L. Rogers, radically updates the previous version published by Swallow Press. Rogers’s introduction locates Dewey’s work within its philosophical and historical context and explains its key ideas for a contemporary readership. Biographical information and a detailed bibliography round out this definitive edition, which will be essential to students and scholars both.

John Dewey (1859–1952) was one of the United States’ most influential political philosophers, defenders of democracy, and social and educational reformers. His many works encompass psychology, educational theory, and philosophy.

Melvin L. Rogers is the Scott Waugh Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences and associate professor of political science and African American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Rogers is the author of The Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy.