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By Professor Emeritus Lewis E Hahn PhD

ISBN-10: 0809323311

ISBN-13: 9780809323319

ISBN-10: 1429417579

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This feature of articles through Lewis E. Hahn addresses the philosophical tuition of contextualism and 4 modern American philosophers: John Dewey, Henry Nelson Wieman, Stephen C. Pepper, and model Blanshard.            Stressing the fairly contemporary contextualistic worldview, which he considers the most effective international hypotheses, Hahn seeks to accomplish a huge viewpoint in which all issues will be given their due position. After delivering a quick define, Hahn explains contextualism on the subject of different philosophies. In his establishing bankruptcy, as in later chapters, he expresses contextualism as a sort of pragmatic naturalism. despite Hahn’s excessive regard for contextualism, despite the fact that, he doesn't imagine it might be sturdy if we have been constrained to a unmarried worldview. “The extra varied perspectives we've got and the extra diverse assets of attainable gentle we have now, the higher our possibilities that a few of these cosmic maps will make clear our global and our position in it.”

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Once we accept the idea of an external supernatural power in terms of some revelation, we seem to be operating primarily within the domain of our ignorance rather than building on what we have learned through critical inquiry. Without extensive supplementation by what we have discovered through the sciences, the supernaturalistic account tells us very little about what kind of world has been or is being created, and the supernatural base and the scientific developments seem to require radically different assumptions as to how to get knowledge.

The good, if one is to speak of the good rather than the better, is what will enable us to solve the problem or difficulty, and since each problematic situation is unique, values are also unique. Problems are connected in various ways, however, and a career may be charted in terms of their sequence. This, I think, may be part of what Dewey had in mind in holding that if a general end is to be specified, it should be one on the order 27 Contextualism of growth, education, or continued problem-solving.

Uneasiness about the world at large may produce a profound malaise, but it is not likely to be effectively reconstructive. Descartes’s universal doubt, according to Peirce and his fellow pragmatists, is a fake: we do not doubt in general or wholesale fashion. It is only when we have some question about a specific item that doubt occurs, and this is possible because, for the moment, we accept without question a context of beliefs. This is not to say, of course, that these other beliefs are indubitable, for another time they may be questioned but once more within a context of accepted beliefs or habits of action.

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