David L. Hildebrand, Ph.D., Philosophy

Article Progress in History: Dewey on Knowledge of the Past.

The Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science, vol. 25, nos. 1 and 2. (2000) Debates among historiographers and philosophers of history frequently turn on the metaphysical reality of the past and the epistemological foundations of judgments made about that past. It is argued that John Dewey's pragmatism dealt successfully with these history-related issues, as well as with the underlying metaphysical and epistemological ones. It is concluded that Dewey's classical pragmatist resolution of these longstanding problems difficulties has practical application today in debates between empirical realists and postmodernists. THIS IS FINAL PDF VERSION OF THE WORD DOC PUBLISHED VERSION.


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