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Human Nature And Conduct - Part 1, The Place of Habit in Conduct

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In "Human Nature And Conduct - Part 1, The Place of Habit in Conduct," John Dewey explores the intricate relationship between human nature and behavior. Drawing on philosophical and psychological theories, Dewey argues that habits play a crucial role in shaping human conduct, influencing individual actions and decisions.

One of the key insights of the book is the idea that habits are not fixed, but rather can be intentionally cultivated and altered. Dewey emphasizes the importance of self-reflection and conscious effort in developing beneficial habits that align with one's values and goals.

Throughout the book, Dewey presents case studies and examples to illustrate his points, making his arguments accessible and relevant to readers. His writing style is clear and engaging, making complex concepts easy to understand.

Overall, "Human Nature And Conduct - Part 1, The Place of Habit in Conduct" is a thought-provoking and insightful exploration of the ways in which habits shape our behavior and influence our lives. It is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding human nature and seeking to improve their conduct.

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John Dewey, an early 20th Century American philosopher, psychologist, educational theorist saw Social Psychology as much a physical science as Biology and Chemistry. This project encompasses Part 1 of 4 of his book Human Nature and Conduct.

Dewey's uses the word "HABIT" as a specialized catch-all word to describe how a person and his/her objective environment interact. This interaction is the basis for moral judgement. Dewey writes: "All habits are demands for certain kinds of activity; and they constitute the self.” In other places he also asserts that "Habits are Will." - Summary by William Jones, Soloist

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