“This book is a development of ideas regarding the nature of logical theory that were first presented, some forty years ago, in Studies in Logical Theory; that were somewhat expanded in Essays in Experimental Logic and were briefly summarized with special reference to education in How We Think. While basic ideas remain the same, there has naturally been considerable modification during the intervening years. While connection with the problematic is unchanged, express identification of reflective thought with objective inquiry makes possible, I think, a mode of statement less open to misapprehension than were the previous ones. The present work is marked in particular by application of the earlier ideas to interpretation of the forms and formal relations that constitute the standard material of logical tradition. This interpretation has at the same time involved a detailed development, critical and constructive, of the general standpoint and its underlying ideas.” (p.iii, from the Introduction)
One of the most prominent American scholars of the early 20th Century, John Dewey’s has written on a variety of subjects: philosophy, psychology, politics, ethics, education, social justice, etc. His work in the realm of education has proven especially influential around the world. Logic: The Theory of Inquiry is a later work of Dewey’s focusing on logic and the application of the scientific method to thought and to social development.
- Title: Logic: The Theory of Inquiry
- Author: John Dewey
- Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
- Place: New York
- Year: 1964
- Length: 546pp
- Dimensions: 75” x 8.5” x 1.38”
- Condition: This book is a library copy, but the binding is original—red cloth covered boards with gilt title on black fields printed on both the front cover and the spine. The red cloth has faded from light exposure, most dramatically on the spine. A library call number is affixed to the spine. The binding is slightly loose. No pages are missing. The pages of the text are generally clean—no tears or extraneous marks (barring some pencil notes around the copyright page for the library’s use). There are some small corner folds. The text block has also seen a small amount of water damage. A fracture has developed between the endpapers and the title page. A library pocket is affixed to a front endpaper.