The Essential Dewey: Pragmatism, Education, Democracy
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In addition to being one of the greatest technical philosophers of the twentieth century, John Dewey (1859-1952) was an educational innovator, a Progressive Era reformer, and one of America's last great public intellectuals. Dewey's insights into the problems of public education, immigration, the prospects for democratic government, and the relation of religious faith to s...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Indiana University Press (first published July 1998)
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John Dewey is like a lovable uncle. If Keith Olbermann didn't have such an attitude problem, he'd be like John Dewey.

When we read Dewey nowadays, us modern American liberals and leftists recognize that we've taken his attitudes totally, utterly to heart. Yeah! Democracy via activism! Education outside the ivory tower! Social constructivism! You can tell that Dewey was one of the most humane thinkers of his time, unafraid to challenge the orthodoxies of political or academic institutions. He coul...more
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John Dewey was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey, along with Charles Sanders Peirce and William James, is recognized as one of the founders of the philosophy of pragmatism and of functional psychology. He was a major representative of the progressive and progressive populist philosophies of schooli...more
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