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CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE

ESSAYS IN THE PRAGMATIC ATTITUDE

BY

JOHN DEWEY ADDISON W. MOORE HAROLD CHAPMAN BROWN GEORGE H. MEAD BOYD H. BODE HENRY WALDGRAVE STUART JAMES HAYDEN TUFTS HORACE M. KALLEN

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NEW YORK HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1917,

BY

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

Published January, 1917

THE QUINN & BODEN CO. PRESS

RAHWAY, N. J.

PREFATORY NOTE

The Essays which follow represent an attempt at intellectual coöperation. No effort has been made, however, to attain unanimity of belief nor to proffer a platform of "planks" on which there is agreement. The consensus represented lies primarily in outlook, in conviction of what is most likely to be fruitful in method of approach. As the title page suggests, the volume presents a unity in attitude rather than a uniformity in results. Consequently each writer is definitively responsible only for his own essay. The reader will note that the Essays endeavor to embody the common attitude in application to specific fields of inquiry which have been historically associated with philosophy rather than as a thing by itself. Beginning with philosophy itself, subsequent contributions discuss its application to logic, to mathematics, to physical science, to psychology, to ethics, to economics, and then again to philosophy itself in conjunction with esthetics and religion. The reader will probably find that the significant points of agreement have to do with the ideas of the genuineness of the future, of intelligence as the organ for determining the quality of that future so far as it can come within human control, and of a courageously inventive individual as the bearer of a creatively employed mind. While all the essays are new in the form in which they are now published, various contributors make their acknowledgments to the editors of the Philosophical Review , the Psychological Review , and the Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods for use of material which first made its appearance in the pages of these journals.

CONTENTS

PAGE THE NEED FOR A RECOVERY OF PHILOSOPHY 3 John Dewey, Columbia University.

REFORMATION OF LOGIC 70 Addison W. Moore, University of Chicago.

INTELLIGENCE AND MATHEMATICS 118 Harold Chapman Brown, Leland Stanford, Jr., University.

SCIENTIFIC METHOD AND INDIVIDUAL THINKER 176 George H. Mead, University of Chicago.

CONSCIOUSNESS AND PSYCHOLOGY 228 Boyd H. Bode, University of Illinois.

THE PHASES OF THE ECONOMIC INTEREST 282 Henry Waldgrave Stuart, Leland Stanford, Jr., University.

THE MORAL LIFE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF VALUES AND STANDARDS 354 James Hayden Tufts, University of Chicago.

VALUE AND EXISTENCE IN PHILOSOPHY, ART, AND RELIGION 409 Horace M. Kallen, University of Wisconsin.

CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE

THE NEED FOR A RECOVERY OF PHILOSOPHY

JOHN DEWEY

Intellectual advance occurs in two ways. At times increase of knowledge is organized about old conceptions, while these are expanded, elaborated and refined, but not seriously revised, much less abandoned. At other times, the increase of knowledge demands qualitative rather than quantitative change; alteration, not addition. Men's minds grow cold to their former intellectual concerns; ideas that were burning fade; interests that were urgent seem remote. Men face in another direction; their older perplexities are unreal; considerations passed over as negligible loom up. Former problems may not have been solved, but they no longer press for solutions.

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