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Later Works of John Dewey, Volume 4, 1925 - 1953

Later Works of John Dewey, Volume 4, 1925 - 1953

1929: The Quest for Certainty

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John Dewey. Edited by Jo Ann Boydston


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Collected Works of John Dewey


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This volume provides an authoritative edition of Dewey’ s The Quest for Cer­tainty: A Study of the Relation Between Knowledge and Action. The book is made up of the Gifford Lectures deliv­ered April– May 1929 at the University of Edinburgh. Writing to Sidney Hook, Dewey described this work as “ a criti­cism of philosophy as attempting to at­tain theoretical certainty.” In the Philo­sophical Review Max C. Otto later elaborated: “ Mr. Dewey wanted, so far as lay in his power, to crumble into dust, once and for all, ‘ the chief fortress of the classic philosophical tradition.”


Stephen Toulmin is Professor in the Community on Social Thought, Univer­sity of Chicago.
Jo Ann Boydston is Gen­eral Editor of the Later Works, The Mid­dle Works of John Dewey, 1899– 1924, and The Early Works of John Dewey, 1882– 1898.
Harriet Furst Simon is a staff member at the Dewey Center.