By Professor Emeritus Lewis E Hahn PhD
This option of articles by way of Lewis E. Hahn addresses the philosophical tuition of contextualism and 4 modern American philosophers: John Dewey, Henry Nelson Wieman, Stephen C. Pepper, and model Blanshard. Stressing the quite contemporary contextualistic worldview, which he considers the most effective international hypotheses, Hahn seeks to accomplish a wide viewpoint in which all issues should be given their due position. After delivering a short define, Hahn explains contextualism in terms of different philosophies. In his beginning bankruptcy, as in later chapters, he expresses contextualism as a sort of pragmatic naturalism. despite Hahn’s excessive regard for contextualism, even if, he doesn't imagine it might be sturdy if we have been restricted to a unmarried worldview. “The extra diverse perspectives we now have and the extra various resources of attainable gentle now we have, the higher our probabilities that a few of these cosmic maps will make clear our global and our position in it.”
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It seemed clear to him that reality as perceptually experienced shows us a world of change—one shot through with novelties and risks, struggles, real losses, and genuine gains; one having a place for freedom. 12 Instead of speaking always in terms of all and none, we need to recognize that each part of the world is in some ways connected with its other parts and in others separated from them, and just how much union there is can be investigated empirically. For that matter, in discussing the range of realities in our world the contextualist feels more comfortable in speaking of each than of all in the sense of the total collection.
Contextualists find no inevitable tendency toward progress in evolution, nor, unlike Hegel, Marx, and Fiske, do they discern any set of necessary stages through which the life of spirit, social or economic systems, or the biological order must move in the developmental process. Successful adjustment to one state of affairs may render a species incapable of responding successfully to a markedly different set of conditions, as the number of extinct species may suggest. There clearly is change, and sometimes progress, but not a necessary or inevitable progress.
In the first place, then, contextualism expresses the Darwinian outlook in its wholehearted acceptance of change. For contextualists the key fact about our world is the fact of change, and they find it wherever they look throughout the universe, whether in the vast galaxies of stars, the constitution of the atoms, or human affairs. Every existence is an event or history, with its own point of initiation, qualitative changes, and point of termination. Each thing in the universe comes into being, undergoes qualitative changes, and dies, making way for other individuals.