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Dewey, John
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(Oct 20, 1859, Burlington, VT – Jun 1, 1952, New York). The conception of pragmatism elaborated by Dewey is perhaps (along with J.F. Herbart's) the most significant example of a reciprocal determination of philosophy and pedagogy. It is built around a theory of teaching and learning developed under the heading of “experience.” The characteristic profile of Dewey's pedagogical, philosophical and political theory is rooted in his personal biography, notably in his Puritan appreciation of the scientific pu…

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Koerrenz, Ralf, “Dewey, John”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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