For creative democracy

Robert W. Lake

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Emerging commonalities between philosophical pragmatism and contemporary political thought suggest that those who find resonance in recent political theory will find in Deweyan pragmatism a fruitful source of insight and inspiration. Pragmatism’s commitments share deep affinities with parallel impulses in feminist and post-positivist thought animating engaged, activist scholarship inside and outside of geography. An ethic of radical equality applies equally, for Dewey, as a theory of democratic practice and a mode of being in the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-511
Number of pages5
JournalUrban Geography
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 21 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies


  • Democracy
  • John Dewey
  • pragmatism


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