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John Dewey was a famous American philosopher and psychologist known for his education reforms. Read more about this important figure of the American intellectuality.
Also Listed In: Philosophers
Famous as: American Philosopher, Psychologist and Educational Reformer
Born on: 20 October 1859 20th October Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Libra Libra Men
Born in: Burlington, Vermont
Died on: 01 June 1952
place of death: New York
siblings: Davis Rich Dewey
Spouse: Alice Chipman (m. 1886)
children: Gordon Dewey, Frederick Archibald Dewey, Evelyn Dewey, Morris Dewey, Jane Mary Dewey, Lucy Alice Dewey
education: University of Vermont (1879), Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago
Works & Achievements: Was elected President of American Psychological Association and president of the American Philosophical Association in 1899 and 1905 respectively, one of the founders of functional psychology, and among the earliest developers of philosophy of pragmatism. Wrote important books like Psychology (1887), The School and Social Progress (1899), How We Think (1910), Essays in Experimental Logic (1916) and Democracy and Education (1916)
John Dewey was a famous American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer. He was also the founder of functional psychology and one of the earliest developers of philosophy of pragmatism. His ideas made significant impact in social and educational reforms. Apart from writing primarily in publication works, he also wrote about many topics including experience, nature, art, logic, inquiry, democracy, and ethics. He served as a major inspiration for various allied movements that shaped the thought process of 20th century, including empiricism, humanism, naturalism and contextualism. He ranks among the highest thinkers of his age on the subjects of pedagogy, philosophy of mind, epistemology, logic, philosophy of science, social and political theory. Being one of the leading psychological and philosophical figures of his time, he was elected as the president of the American Psychological Association and president of the American Philosophical Association in 1899 and 1905 respectively. Dewey published more than 700 articles in 140 journals and approximately 40 books in his lifetime.
JOHN DEWEY TIMELINE
Dewey was born in Burlington, Vermont.
Completed his graduation from University of Vermont.
Received his doctorate.
Published his first book, “Psychology”.
Joined the University of Chicago.
Was elected as the president of the American Psychological Association; His major work, “The School and Social Progress” was published.
Resigned from the University of Chicago.
Joined the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University.
Became president of the American Philosophical Association.
His significant works like, “Influence of Darwin on Philosophy” and “Other Essays in Contemporary Thought” and “How We Think” were published.
His important book, “Democracy and Education” was published.
Took retirement from active teaching.
Died in New York City, aged 92.
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