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But there is no intellectual growth without some reconstruction, some remaking,
of impulses and desires in the form in ... For thinking is stoppage of the immediate
manifestation of impulse until that impulse has been brought into connection ...
Obstruction of the immediate execution of an impulse converts it into a desire.
Nevertheless neither impulse nor desire is itself a purpose. A purpose is an end-
view. That is, it involves foresight of the consequences which will result from
Overemphasis upon activity as an end, instead of upon intelligent activity, leads
to identification of freedom with immediate execution of impulses and desires.
This identification is justified by a confusion of impulse with purpose; although, ...
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The popularity of John Dewey, American pragmatist philosopher and education reformer, has largely waned. But during his 90+ years of life, he was one of the most famous public intellectuals alive ... Read full review
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THE NEED OF A THEORY OF
CRITERIA OF EXPERIENCE
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