John Dewey

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  • The Life of John Dewey

    The Life of John Dewey
    John Dewey was born October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont, he died in New York on June 1, 1952. Dewey attended schools in Burlington and excelled as a student. He attended college at the University of Vermont and that is were he started studying philosophy. He graduated from college second in his class. John Dewey was a founder of the pragmatism, which is a philosophical movement that includes those who claim that an ideology or proposition is true if it woks satisfactory.
  • Psychology (1887) Leibniz's New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding (1888)

    Psychology (1887) Leibniz's New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding (1888)
    John Dewey wrote his first two books one published in 1887 and the other in 1888 when he was working at the University of Michigan. Dewey published more than 1,000 works, including essays, articles, and books. His writing covered: philosophy, culture, religion, psychology, education theory, and politics. John Dewey established himself as a high regard social commentator due to his article The New Republic. John exposed what he regarded as the flaws of the existing tradition in philosophy.
  • The New School for Social Research

    The New School for Social Research
    John Dewey felt strongly about education reform. He felt that a more hands on approach to learning was the best way to learn. In 1894 John and his wife started their own experimental school which was called "The University Elementary School. In 1919, John along with some colleagues found The New School for Social Research. It was a progressive school that emphasized intellectual ideas in arts and social sciences.
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  • Metaphysics

    Dewey developed a metaphysics which is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between potentiality and actuality. He believed that characteristics of nature encompassed human experience. Three of those characteristics were called precarious, histories, and ends.
  • Citations

    Smith, James. “John Dewey American Philosopher and Educator.” Encyclopaedia Britannic, 28 May. 2018. Web. 21 Jul. 2019.