Democracy and Education from Dewey to Cavell is an original interpretation of American philosophy, that explores the differences between Cavell and Deweyan pragmatism.
- Provides an account of Dewey’s achievement but also exposes the tensions between Dewey’s work and that of his predecessors, Emerson and Thoreau, especially in the light of the contemporary thinking of Stanley Cavell
- Sheds new light on the relationships between Cavell and poststructuralism and offers new insights into teaching and learning
- An exploration of education and transformation as essential to human life and culture
- Draws attention to the importance of Cavell’s importance for thinking about democracy and education in ways needed for the 21st century