The Quest for Certainty: A Study of the Relation of Knowledge And Action

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Kessinger Publishing, Apr 1, 2005 - Psychology - 324 pages
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1929. The Gifford Lectures. Contents: Escape from Peril; Philosophy's Search for the Immutable; Conflict of Authorities; The Art of Acceptance and the Art of Control; Ideas at Work; The Play of Ideas; The Seat of Intellectual Authority; The Naturalization of Intelligence; The Supremacy of Method; The Construction of Good; and The Copernican Revolution. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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John Dewey was born in 1859 in Burlington, Vermont. He founded the Laboratory School at the University of Chicago in 1896 to apply his original theories of learning based on pragmatism and "directed living." This combination of learning with concrete activities and practical experience helped earn him the title, "father of progressive education." After leaving Chicago he went to Columbia University as a professor of philosophy from 1904 to 1930, bringing his educational philosophy to the Teachers College there. Dewey was known and consulted internationally for his opinions on a wide variety of social, educational and political issues. His many books on these topics began with Psychology (1887), and include The School and Society (1899), Experience and Nature (1925), and Freedom and Culture (1939).Dewey died of pneumonia in 1952.

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