Truth

4 April 2015
This paper discusses the philosopher John Dewey’s central criticisms about the traditional conception of what truth is and the effects of this on human personality.

This paper discusses the philosopher John Dewey’s central criticisms about the traditional conception of what truth is and the effects of this on human personality. It describes what the “reconstruction of philosophy” means, to Dewey. It concludes with real life experiences that tie in with Dewey?s notions of Truth and Reconstruction in Philosophy.
“Dewey believed that this traditional definition of truth effected human personality He conceded that in society conflicts existed “between old traditions imbedded in institutions and new ways of thinking”(Dewey, 483). These conflicts discouraged people from thinking independently or in opposition to what is perceived as socially acceptable. Consequently, this discouragement of independent thinking suppresses an individual’s true personality and intellect. ”
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