The Theoretic Life and the Challenge of American Pragmatism: Dewey and the Greeks in Contention

  • Alexander S. Rosenthal-Pubul


One can say that the modern revolution that began in Europe culminates in America. The promise and dangers of modern commercial-technical civilization are found in their most acute highly developed form in America, which has become perhaps the most Baconian of nations. What has been the American project if not a great applied experiment in all the dominant ideas of modern thought? Where else do we find in greater degree or with greater success the advocacy of democracy, technological innovation, economic and political liberalism, and the valorization of commerce?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander S. Rosenthal-Pubul
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  1. 1.Center for Advanced Governmental StudiesJohns Hopkins UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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