There is what John Dewey has called "the quest for certainty"—certainty at least when it comes to the most important questions of life. “The Quest for Certainty” explained the idea of pragmatic ethics and sought to apply it to explain many philosophical and moral questions.
After selling through all copies, a CD version was created. In “The Quest for Certainty,” John Dewey argues that the choice between relativism and objectivity is a false dichotomy. 12 tracks (55:30). Our quest for certainty is part of the age-old effort to transcend belief.
Both LP and CD are out of print.
The Greeks began the quest for certainty, for permanent absolute answers to the ultimate questions in life.
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The quest for certainty: a study of the relation of knowledge and action by John Dewey; 15 editions; First published in 1929; Subjects: Philosophy, Science, Theory of Knowledge, Thought and thinking, Sociology of Knowledge Hence the quest for certainty has always been an effort to transcend belief. Now since, as we have already noted, all matters of practical action involve an element of uncertainty, we can ascend from belief to knowledge only by isolating the latter from practical doing and making. He wrote in the first chapter of this 1929 book, "The quest for certainty is a quest for a peace which is assured, an object which is unqualified by risk and the shadow of fear which action casts... Quest for complete certainty can be fulfilled in pure knowing alone.
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As the seventeenth-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal observed, we are not satisfied arbitrarily accepting any system of …
Spurlock, R. (2006) John Dewey: The Quest for Certainty.