John Dewey


John Dewey

Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death 1 Jun 1952 (aged 92)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
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Educator. Born in Burlington, Vermont, he was a psychologist, philosopher, educator, social critic and political activist. For over 50 years he was the voice for a liberal and progressive democracy that shaped the destiny of America and the world. As one of the 20th Century's premier philosophers, he ranks with the greatest thinkers on the subjects of pedagogy, philosophy of mind, epistemology, logic, philosophy of science, social and political theory. From 1905 to 1929, he traveled the world as a philosopher, social and political theorist and educational consultant. His pragmatic approaches to ethics, aesthetics and religion, have remained influential as a Humanistic movement for world peace. He died in New York City.

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John Dewey

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“The things in civilization we most prize are not of ourselves. They exist by grace of the doings and sufferings of the continuous human community in which we are a link. Ours is the responsibility of conserving, transmitting, rectifying and expanding the heritage of values we have received that those who come after us may receive it more solid and secure, more widely accessible and more generously shared than we have received it.”

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John Dewey
October 20, 1859
June 1, 1952

Roberta L. Dewey
1904 – 1970

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