Human Nature And Conduct - Part 1, The Place of Habit in Conduct

John Dewey (1859 - 1952)

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

Genre(s): Philosophy, Psychology, Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction William Allan Jones
Play 01 1: Habits as Social Functions William Allan Jones
Play 02 2: Habits and Will William Allan Jones
Play 03 3: Character and Conduct William Allan Jones
Play 04 4: Custom and Habit William Allan Jones
Play 05 5: Custom and Morality William Allan Jones
Play 06 6: Habit and Social Psychology William Allan Jones