Human Nature And Conduct - Part 1


Read by William Allan Jones

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John Dewey, an early 20th Century American philosopher, psychologist, educational theorist saw Social Psychology as much a physical science (with rules and predictive power) as Biology and Chemistry. This project encompasses Part 1 of 4 of his book Human Nature and Conduct.

Dewey's uses the word "HABIT" as a specialized catch-all word to describe how a person and his/her objective environment interact. This interaction is the basis for moral judgement. Dewey writes: "All habits are demands for certain kinds of activity; and they constitute the self.” In other places he also asserts that "Habits are Will." - Summary by William Jones, Soloist

(2 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Introduction 24:29 Read by William Allan Jones
1: Habits as Social Functions 16:18 Read by William Allan Jones
2: Habits and Will 36:25 Read by William Allan Jones
3: Character and Conduct 27:33 Read by William Allan Jones
4: Custom and Habit 33:37 Read by William Allan Jones
5: Custom and Morality 17:40 Read by William Allan Jones
6: Habit and Social Psychology 7:57 Read by William Allan Jones