• The Quest for Certainty

  • By: John Dewey
  • Narrated by: Fred Filbrich
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-13-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This volume provides an authoritative edition of Dewey's The Quest for Certainty: A Study of the Relation Between Knowledge and Action. The book is made up of the Gifford Lectures delivered April and May, 1929 at the University of Edinburgh. Writing to Sidney Hook, Dewey described this work as "a criticism of philosophy as attempting to attain theoretical certainty."
In the Philosophical Review, Max C. Otto later elaborated: "Mr. Dewey wanted, so far as lay in his power, to crumble into dust, once and for all, the chief fortress of the classic philosophical tradition."
The book is published by Southern Illinois University Press.
©1984, 2008 Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University (P)2013 Redwood Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anthony on 07-03-18

Excellent book, perfect delivery

Dewey is really hard to read out loud, but Filbrich performs the book perfectly. One really gets a sense that he understands the material enough to place emphasis correctly.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Josiah Rose on 01-18-16

Dewey is the man!!!!

John Dewey is one of the greatest minds in human natural history. Q for C is one the most intelligent and inclusive examinations knowledge and action available. It is must read for any budding philosophers, or anyone seeking pragmatic truth.

Other recommendations:
"Experience and Nature"
"Art as Experience"
"A Common Faith" ****

"The Varieties of Religious Experience"
William James.

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