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The Gleam of Light
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In the name of efficiency, the practice of education has come to be dominated by neoliberal ideology andprocedures of standardization and quantification. Such attempts to make all aspects of practice transparent and subject to systematic accounting lack sensitivity to the invisible and the silent, to something in the humancondition that cannot readily be expressed in an either-or form. Seeking alternatives to such trends, Saito readsDewey's idea of progressive education through the lens of Emersonian moral perfectionism (to borrow a term coined by Stanley Cavell). She elucidates a spiritual and aesthetic dimension to Dewey's notion of growth, one considerably richer than what Dewey alone presents in his typically scientific terminology.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. The Gleam of Light
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Chapter 1: In Search of Light in Democracy and Education: Deweyan Growth in an Age of Nihilism
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Chapter 2: Dewey between Hegel and Darwin
  2. pp. 17-35
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  1. Chapter 3: Emerson's Voice: Dewey beyond Hegel and Darwin
  2. pp. 36-49
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  1. Chapter 4: Emersonian Moral Perfectionism: Gaining from the Closeness between Dewey and Emerson
  2. pp. 50-68
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  1. Chapter 5: Dewey's Emersonian View of Ends
  2. pp. 69-80
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  1. Chapter 6: Growth and the Social Reconstruction of Criteria: Gaining from the Distance between Dewey and Emerson
  2. pp. 81-98
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  1. Chapter 7: The Gleam of Light: Reconstruction toward Holistic Growth
  2. pp. 99-119
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  1. Chapter 8: The Gleam of Light Lost: Transcending the Tragic with Dewey after Emerson
  2. pp. 120-138
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  1. Chapter 9: The Rekindling of the Gleam of Light: Toward Perfectionist Education
  2. pp. 139-162
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 163-194
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 195-204
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 205-210
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  1. Other Books in Fordham's American Philosophy Series
  2. pp. 211-212
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