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BOOK REVIEWS 543 discuss the idea of nature. Later he said that he was discussing the relation between nature and culture, but this, too, implied that he was not discussing either in general. Most signiticant , it seems to me, is the increasing use here of the term "existential materials" as the context of experience, and of the term "existence" as the matrix of experience. Here he was not using "existence" in the existentialist sense, nor was he engaged in an ontology. But the attempt to show how nature and culture exist together naturally made a significant change in his conception of empiricism. He had previously taken existence for granted, but now it became worth calling attention to existence as to what is experienced. The last phase of Dewey's philosophizing and the attempt on Arthur Bentley's part to create for him a "rigid" terminology--which is difficult to interpret from Dewey's point of view--is alluded to in Dyldauizen's biography. But I have the impression, based on Sidney Ratner's publication of the correspondence between them, that Dewey as well as Bentley could have developed the concept of "transaction" in explaining the interaction of experience and nature. I might add a biographical bit which seems to be not known generally. Dewey was tone deaf, and though he attended concerts frequently with friends, he could not enjoy the music itself. His favorites among the fine arts were poetry and painting. He took a special interest in Matisse. HE~mtr W. ScI~EmE~ Claremont, Cali/ornia ERRATA The 1ournal wishes to ca]i to the reader's attention two errors in Professor Frederick O'Toole's article "Qualities and Powers in the Corpuscular Philosophy of Robert Boyle" in our July 1974 issue (XII, 3, 2,95-315). Line 2, p. 307 should read "... Boyle singles out two varieties of causal properties.... " And on page 315 Professor O'Toole's affiliation should read California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The Editors regret these errors and apologize for any inconvenience they have caused Professor O'Toole. ...

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ISSN
1538-4586
Print ISSN
0022-5053
Pages
p. 543
Launched on MUSE
2008-01-01
Open Access
No
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