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2014 | 24 | 1 | 112-119
Article title

Classical American pragmatism: Practicing philosophy as experiencing life

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I argue that Classical American Pragmatists-Royce, James, Dewey, Perice, Addams, Du Bois, and Locke subscribed to this view and practiced philosophy by focusing on experience and directing a critical eye to major problems in living. Thus Royce and Dewey explored the nature of genuine community and its role in developing a flourishing individual life but also a public, democratic life. Royce and James engaged in a phenomenological analysis of human experience including religious experience developing a rich understanding of human psychological, social, and religious development. Dewey, Royce and Perice applied the lessons of the scientific communal experience to problem solving in everyday life. Dewey explored life’s aesthetic dimensions. Addams, Du Bois and Locke applied philosophy to problems of living with discrimination as an immigrant or an African American.
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Journal
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24
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1
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112-119
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published
2014-01-01
online
2013-12-27
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_s13374-014-0210-4
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