Deals with theories of interaction and transaction, communication and culture, learning and education, community and democracy, theory and practice, and inquiry and methods
Larry A. Hickman is director of the Center for Dewey Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Stefan Neubert teaches at the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Cologne. He is co-director of the Cologne Dewey Center. Kersten Reich is Professor of Education at the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Cologne and co-director of the Cologne Dewey Center.
"The planetary reach of John Dewey's thought comes alive in this trenchant discussion of his epistemology and philosophy of education. It is salutary, indeed, that the American and German Center for Dewey Studies provide us with this refreshingly cross-cultural inquiry."-John J. McDermott, Texas A & M University "This book is a unique collaboration by leading scholars of Dewey on both sides of the Atlantic. The contributors illuminate theoretical resonance, and dissonance, between classical pragmatism and contemporary constructivism."-David T. Hansen, Teachers College, Columbia University "This tidy volume marks a milestone in the ongoing efforts of Larry Hickman to advocate for Deweyan pragmatism as a world philosophy. Like John Dewey himself-a social and political reformer on the international stage-Dewey's version of pragmatism is transactional, pluralistic, and resolutely cosmopolitan. In this tightly integrated collection of essays, a team of American and German educators place pragmatism and the Cologne-style interactive constructivism in dialog, and serving as an object lesson in itself for both approaches, provide a compelling argument for the international relevance of an always contemporary pragmatism. "-Roger T. Ames, University of Hawai'i "A substantial contribution to the theoretical literature on constructivism and Dewey's pragmatismhighly readable and lively debate that should provoke stimulating discussion among philosophers."-Nel Noddings, Stanford University "This volume grew out of the remarkably successful collaboration of American and German scholars. The contributors demonstrate the international scope and intense contemporary relevance of Dewey's thought. They achieve impressive clarity in their account of the relations of pragmatism to constructivism as it developed in the Twentieth Century."-John Lachs, Vanderbilt University "A novel and significant collaboration by American pragmatists and German constructivists, this volume identifies, clarifies and critically develops the pragmatic-constructivist approach."-Michael Eldridge, University of North Carolina, Charlotte "An ambitious, innovative work that seeks to bring together popular culture studies with political philosophy." -William Gavin, University of Southern Maine