Ideas from 'The Quest for Certainty' by John Dewey [1929], by Theme Structure

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11. Knowledge Aims / B. Certain Knowledge / 1. Certainty
We want certainty in order achieve secure results for action
                        Full Idea: The ultimate ground of the quest for cognitive certainty is the need for security in the results for action.
                        From: John Dewey (The Quest for Certainty [1929], p.39), quoted by Erik J. Olsson - Against Coherence 10.5
                        A reaction: Just what a pragmatist should say. This may be true within an evolutionary account of human nature, but seems unlikely when doing a sudoku. The 'ground' of the quest may not be the same as its 'source'.