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Title:
The moral writings of John Dewey
Author:
Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
liv, 282 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780879758820
Format :
Book

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Central Library B945.D41 G68 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

John Dewey (1859-1952), renowned educator and philosopher, has been called the national philosopher of American civilization. James Gouinlock's superb collection of Dewey's writings presents the many aspects of Dewey's ethical thought. With this collection, students and scholars alike will more readily acknowledge Dewey's substantial contribution to our understanding of the moral life.

The selections are grouped according to topic, including: "The Nature of Moral Philosophy"; "Man, Nature, and Society"; "Value and Nature"; "Human Nature and Value"; "Value and Intelligence"; "Moral Language"; and "Social Intelligence and Democracy".


Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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