Dewey and His Critics: Essays from the Journal of Philosophy

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Journal of Philosophy, 1977 - Philosophy - 705 pages
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From 1905 until his death, Dewey published some of his most significant papers and replied to some of his most important critics in The Journal of Philosophy. These exchanges tell the story of the development of his philosophy in its greatest period. Here in one volume are Dewey's seminal papers, critical commentaries by Russell, Lewis, Santayana, et al., Dewey replies to his critics, and an introductory essay by Morgenbesser placing Dewey and his critics in the perspective of contemporary philosophical thought.

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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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