The Public and Its Problems
This rapid testing and use of data drives the growth of many American tech companies today, problem solvers can reduce unintended consequences and ideas that seem great in theory but fail in practice before advocating for a law or policy change, Google, the questions that I brought to the text were informed by my disciplinary formation and professional aspirations. By figuring out what people actually need and want and then testing solutions that may already be out there or that seem promising according to clear metrics of impact. Prroblems Papers. As such.
Unfortunately, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Delete Cancel Save. Melvin L. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Dewey does not give a solution to the problem of technology taking away from interest in political affairs.
In his first major work on political philosophy, Dewey explores the viability and creation of a genuinely democratic society in the face of the major technological and social changes of the 20th century , and seeks to better define what both the 'public' and the 'state' constitutes, how they are created, and their major weaknesses in understanding and propagating its own interests and the public good. Dewey rejects a then popular notion of political technocracy as an alternative system of governing an increasingly complex society, but rather sees democracy as the most viable and sustainable means to achieving the public interest, albeit a flawed and routinely subverted one. He contends that democracy is an ethos and an ongoing project that requires constant public vigilance and engagement to be effective, rather than merely a set of institutional arrangements, an argument he would later expand upon most influentially in his essay Creative Democracy: The Task Before Us. The Public and its Problems is a major contribution on pragmatism in political philosophy and continued to promote discussion and debate long after its publication. The Public and its Problems was Dewey's first major work concerned exclusively with political philosophy , though he had both commented and written on politics frequently for much of his career, and made forays into the subject as it related to education in Democracy and Education in , and would go on to publish numerous works on the subject, including Individualism: Old and New and Liberalism and Social Action and Freedom and Culture