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From [``Political Ethics''] to [``Social Philosophy'']: The Need for Social Theory

Abstract : The purpose of this article is to provide a generic account of John Dewey's project of social philosophy. Dewey began lecturing on social philosophy when he became aware that society cannot be considered as a social organism and that a philosophical approach to social problems should bring various social sciences into alignment. As a result, social philosophy should be grounded not only in a social psychology, but also in a social theory. This article also shows that Dewey's social philosophy consists in a theory of the method that is applied in The Public and its Problems, Individualism Old and New, and other books and articles. As a method of intelligent social criticism, social philosophy should therefore be considered as a genuine and decisive part of Dewey's mature philosophical endeavors.
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Emmanuel Renault. From [``Political Ethics''] to [``Social Philosophy'']: The Need for Social Theory. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Indiana University Press, 2017, 53 (1), pp.90-106. ⟨10.2979/trancharpeirsoc.53.1.06⟩. ⟨hal-02173454⟩

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