John Dewey’s Experience and Nature

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I am grateful to Richard Francis for emphasizing to me the importance of Experience and Nature as the best expression of Dewey’s ideas. Correspondence and discussions with Tim Button have helped this review.

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Godfrey-Smith, P. John Dewey’s Experience and Nature . Topoi 33, 285–291 (2014).

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