Heralded as the crowning work of a great career, Logic: The Theory of Inquiry was widely reviewed. To Evander Bradley McGilvary, the work assured De-wey a place among the world's great logicians. William Gruen thought No treatise on logic ever written has had as direct and vital an impact on social life as Dewey's will have. Paul Weiss called it the source and inspiration of a new and powerful movement. Irwin Edman said of it, Most phi-losophers write postscripts; Dewey has made a program. His Logic is a new charter for liberal intelligence. Ernest Nagel called the Logic an im-pressive work. Its unique virtue is to bring fresh illumination to its subject by stressing the roles logical principles and concepts have in achieving the ob-jectives of scientific inquiry.
The late Ernest Nagel was University Professor Emeritus at Columbia Univer-sity. Jo Ann Boydston is Director of the Center for Dewey Studies. Kathleen E. Poulos is a staff member at the Center for Dewey Studies.