The imaginative vision of the common good as a "whole," including the unique fulfillment of individuals through cooperative and mutually reinforcing activity, within the context of nature as a "whole," is the moral and social ideal of democracy. (Democracy and Imagination, p. 203)

Democracy and Imagination:
The Practical Idealism of John Dewey
[abridged version]

by Gordon L. Ziniewicz

Introduction: The Practical Idealism of John Dewey

Chapter One: Experience and Imagination

Chapter Two: Imagination and Ends

Chapter Three: Ends and Social Imagination

Chapter Four: Imagination and Ideals

Chapter Five: The Ideal of Democracy

Chapter Six: Individuality, Liberty, and Equality
See: Chapter Six (Draft Outline)

Chapter Seven: Fraternity, Community, and Communication
See: Chapter Seven (Draft Outline)

Conclusion: Democracy and Philosophy


Some Definitions of Democracy

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