Dewey – the origin of thinking

“the origin of thinking is some perplexity, confusion or doubt. …There is something that occasions and evokes it.” (p.4)

One can think reflectively only when one is willing to endure suspense and to undergo the trouble of searching. To many persons both suspense of judgement and intellectual search are disagreeable.” (p.?)

Dewey, John (2002). Thinking and reflective experiences. …ref?


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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