IL PRAGMATISMO STRUMENTALISTICO DI JOHN DEWEY

Dario De Salvo

Abstract


The paper aims at illustrating the core of John Dewey’s thought
within the wider context of Pragmatism. At the centre of Dewey’s reflection
there is the theory of experience, according to which every human being
reacts to the environment: he adapts the environment to himself modifying it
and adapts himself to the environment modifying himself, through a sequence
of choices, selections, analyses, organizations of both the messages that he
receives and the responses he plans and acts. Therefore, the nature of
experience can be meant only observing the particular combination of active
and passive elements which it includes.

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