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How We Think

John Dewey (1859-1952)

1. PREFACE
2. I. What is Thought?
3. II. The Need For Training Thought
4. III. Natural Resources in the Training of Thought
5. IV. Social Conditions and the Training of Thought
6. V. Training: The Psychological and the Logical
7. VI. The Analysis of a Complete Act of Thought
8. VII. Systematic Inference: Induction and Deduction
9. VIII. Judgment: The Interpretation of Facts
10. IX. Meaning: Or Conceptions and Understanding
11. X. Concrete and Absract Thinking
12. XI. Empirical and Scientific Thinking
13. XII. Activity and the Training of Thought
14. XIII. Language and the Training of Thought
15. XIV. Observation and Information in the Training of Mind
16. XV. The Recitation and the Training of Thought
17. XVI. Some General Conclusions

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    A book written by an American education philosopher in which he proposed “This scientific attitude of mind might, conceivably, be quite irrelevant to teaching children and youth. But this book also represents the conviction that such is not the case; that the native and unspoiled attitude of childhood, marked by ardent curiosity, fertile imagination, and love of experimental inquiry, is near, very near, to the attitude of the scientific mind. If these pages assist any to appreciate this kinship and to consider seriously how its recognition in educational practice would make for individual happiness and the reduction of social waste, ...” Excerpt From: John Dewey. “How We Think.”