A Pragmatist Theory of Science and Technology

Graduate: February 3
Undergraduate: February 4


Graduate students

Also read John Dewey, “Common Sense and Scientific Inquiry” and “Science and Free Culture”


The importance of technology and democracy also loom large for John Dewey.
If science and technology are to be of value, we must recognize them as
human products, instruments to our ends and our goods, not the
inhuman good of technical efficiency and impartial truth. Science and
technology are not just problem-solving inquiries, but inquiries
that resolve perplexities and frustrations that arise in human
practices that matter to us. The results of science and technology
should thus serve our values and our interests.

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