The notion of living creature in John Dewey’s cultural naturalism

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https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ef.n59a06

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Alexander, organism, experience, nature, continuity

Abstract

The term ‘naturalism’ is problematic in the current context since it comprises a set of very different philosophical traditions and thinkers. Some contemporary authors, such as David Papineau, have proposed grouping them according to two different components: the ontological component, which is concerned with the contents of reality; and the methodological one, which is concerned with the way of investigating reality. In general terms, John Dewey’s naturalism, the same as Perice’s and Rorty’s ones, has been defined as methodological. However, through the analysis of the notion of living creature, this article attempts to show how Deweyan naturalism also needs to be understood from its ontological dimension. First, it deals with the different philosophical currents and authors which contribute to the evolution from the Deweyan term of organism to the living creature. Then, it outlines the continuity between the creature and its surroundings that affirms Dewey’s emergent ontology and the potential of this interaction.

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Author Biography

Gloria Luque Moya, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia Málaga

Gloria Luque Moya es doctora y licenciada en filosofía por la Universidad de Málaga. Licenciada en Antropología Social y Cultural por la UNED. Actualmente es investigadora posdoctoral en la Universidad de Málaga. Sus líneas de investigación se orientan hacia la filosofía de John Dewey, la filosofía comparada y la estética de lo cotidiano. Publicaciones: “La técnica Alexander y John Dewey: propuesta para una educación corporal” Daimon. Revista Internacional de Filosofía (2016); “John Dewey. La creencia como hábito de acción”, Estudios Filosóficos (2017); “El pulso del proceso estético: una ilustración multicultural de la noción deweyana de ritmo”, en L. Arenas, R. del Castillo y A. Faerna (Eds.), John Dewey: una estética de este mundo. Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza (2018).

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2019-01-18

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Luque Moya, G. (2019). The notion of living creature in John Dewey’s cultural naturalism. Estudios De Filosofía, (59), 121–138. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ef.n59a06

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