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John Dewey

Born: 1859 AD
Died: 1952 AD, at 92 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Educators


1859 - Born in Burlington, Vermont on the 20th of October.  

1879 - He graduated from the University of Vermont.

1884 - He received his PhD from the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

1899 - The School and Society.

         - His resignation from the University at which point he left for the East Coast.

1894 - Joined the newly founded University of Chicago where he shaped his belief in an empirically based theory of knowledge aligning his ideals with the newly emerging Pragmatic school of thought.

1896 - Dewey is one of the founders of The New School for Social Research. Dewey's most significant writings were "The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology".

1904 - He was professor of philosophy at both Columbia University and Teachers College, Columbia University.

1903 - His time at the University of Chicago resulted in four essays collectively entitled Thought and its Subject-Matter which was published with collected works from his colleagues at Chicago under the collective title Studies in Logical Theory (1903).

1922 - His further work; Human Nature and Conduct.

1927 - The Public and its Problems.

1925 - The Phantom Public.

         - Experience and Nature.

1937 - He chaired a commission of enquiry which cleared Trotsky of the charges brought against him by Stalin.

1952 - Born inNew York City on the 1st of June.



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