This book is a unique collaboration by leading scholars of dewey on both sides of the atlantic the contributors illuminate theoretical resonance and dissonance between classical pragmatism and contemporary constructivism. It so happens that there is a dewey center at the university of cologne how when and why it got there remains a bit of a mystery to me even after i read this book but its inquiries have produced a school of epistemological thought that calls itself interactionist constructivism. Larry a hickman is director of the center for dewey studies and professor of philosophy at southern illinois university carbondale the most recent of his books is pragmatism as post postmodernism lessons from john dewey fordham. Part one is a basic survey of deweys pragmatism and its implications for contemporary constructivism part two examines the implications of the connections between deweyan pragmatism and contemporary constructivism part three presents a lively exchange among the contributors as they challenge one another and defend their positions and . Constructivism states and version of naturalism does not entail reductionism of the investigates the cultural and conditioned origin of the materialistic or physicalist variety 2 01 3 book review john dewey between pragmatism and constructivism p p concepts or theories understood cit and leading to a misunderstanding of the the same
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