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Democracy of Education by John Dewey

The question is what does the following sentence from John Dewey's Democracy and Eduction mean: Education is the laboratory in which philosophic distinctions become concrete and are tested. In ...
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John Dewey Interest and Discipline

The full paragraph containing the quote in question from Chapter 10 of Democracy and Education by John Dewey follows: This state of affairs explains many things in our historic educational ...
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Why would Dewey opine that reading Shakespeare is not an instance of true learning?

Richard Field writes at the beginning of his article on Dewey: John Dewey was a leading proponent of the American school of thought known as pragmatism, a view that rejected the dualistic ...
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Are Tillich and Dewey saying the same thing with regard to "ultimate concern"?

John Dewey, according to Wikipedia, was "an atheist[55] and a secular humanist in his later life". Paul Tillich was a "Lutheran Protestant theologian". One can expect that there ...
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What are the main differences between Peirce, James, & Dewey?

James and Dewey were students of Peirce. Peirce opposed their pragmatism to such a degree that he thought it necessary to term his original pragmatism "pragmaticism," distinguishing it from their ...
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What Does Dewey Mean By Educational "Aims" and "Ends"

I will answer with a chapter which explicitly tackles the question of what educational aims are in Dewey: Waks, L. (2017). A Democratic Theory of Aims: On Chapter 8: Aims in Education. In L. Waks &...
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What Does Dewey Mean By Educational "Aims" and "Ends"

Dewey says that: a result is simply the outcome of an action. Example: sand blowing in the desert constantly has the result of shifted positions of sand. But this is neither an end nor an aim, ...
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How did Dewey envisage participatory democracy?

Dewey and participatory democracy - a caveat Westbook says repeatedly that Dewey favored "participatory democracy. " In a sense he did, but the term comes out of the student movement in the '...
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For Dewey, why is a beaver dam NOT a tool?

Although I do not have Sharon Kaye's text, hopefully the following texts may suggest why the fourth option is most likely not what Dewey would consider a tool to be. Elizabeth Anderson writes the ...
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What are the obscure elements in Deweys Pragmatism?

The idea of educating all ignorant members of society is not pragmatic. Dewey's statement "Democracy and the one, ultimate, ethical ideal of humanity are to my mind synonymous." is at odds with Unger'...
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