John Dewey

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  • Birth

    John Dewey was born in Burlington, Vermont. He had three brothers.
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    Attends Grad School

  • Graduated

    Received a Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University
  • The School and Society

    This was Dewey's first publication in concerns to education. Dewey's work helped to bring about a theoretical foundation for education experimentations. The book contains three lectures:1. relations of school and social progress; 2. relations of the school and psychology of children; and, 3. the goals of the educational system. Reference:
    Dewey, John (1900). The School and Society. Chicago: University of Chicago.
  • How We Think

    This book separates thinking and basic human faculty. The human mind can master and be taught think critically. It outlines how to in information and critically think about how they are related. Reference:
    Popova, Maria. “How We Think: John Dewey on the Art of Reflection and Fruitful Curiosity in an Age of Instant Opinions and Information Overload.” Brain Pickings, 27 Mar. 2017,
  • The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy

    This was a series of essays in response to Darwin's publication "Origin of Species". The publication introduced a way of thinking that it transform the "logic of knowledge, and hence the treatment of morals, politics, and religion." (P.2, Dewey) Reference: Dewey, John. “The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy: And Other Essays in Contemporary Thought.” Google Books, H. Holt and Company, 28 Sept. 2006,
  • Reconstruction in Philosophy

    With the the revolutionary transformation of science, Dewey looks at what the reconstruction of philosophy should look like. Science accelerated its growth and knowledge from the scientific method is over shadowing knowledge of philosophy. Reference:
    Beckham, Tad. “Philosophy Course Notes: Reconstruction in Philosophy.” Dewey Texts: Reconstruction in Philosophy, 1999,
  • The Quest for Certainty

    Dewey argues the way to move forward in truth and understanding is to re-enlist philosophy to address the "interactions of our judgement about ends to be sought with knowledge of the means for achieving them." Instead of seeking knowledge to maintain life, he suggests seeking knowledge to govern conducts and certainty. Reference:
    Spurlock, R. Scott. “The Quest for Certainty.” The Gifford Lectures, 21 Aug. 2014,
  • Death

    John Dewey dies in NYC.