Our aim in this thesis will he critically to study Dewey’s
theory of moral values witn a view to discovering hew far the
naturalistic, biological point of view, as this is conceived by
Dewey, is capable, when applied in the realm of Ethics, of
adequately interpreting the facts of moral life.
F.or this purpose, we snail begin with a critical study of
Dewey's biological psychology, which we shall find in the end to
be responsible for his entire ethical theory, followed by a
critical study of his nominalistic Logic, which, in our opinion,
is the result of ^ psychology and comes to determine his views
in Ethics. These two sections, then, since they provide a
criticism of the basic ideas on which Dewey’s ethical theory is
built, will be dealt with at some length. The third and fourth
sections will be concerned with a statement and criticism of
Dewey’s ethical theory.