Pages: 208
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld


A Beginner's Guide

David L. Hildebrand

Hildebrand's exploration brilliantly introduces the work of Dewey, his overarching vision, and the footprints he left behind.

The Book

An icon of philosophy and psychology during the first half of the 20th century, Dewey is known as the father of Functional Psychology and a pivotal figure of the Pragmatist movement as well as the progressive movement in education.

This concise and critical look at Dewey's work examines his unique take on morality, art, and religion, his naturalistic approach to science and psychology, and his contribution to political thought. The author of over forty books across a range of topic, Dewey's legacy remains not only through the works he left us, but also through the institutions he founded, which include The New School for Social Research in New York City and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Hildebrand's biography brilliantly interweaves the different strands of Dewey's thought, and examines the legacy he left behind.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 208
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

David L. Hildebrand is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado Denver. He is the author of Beyond Realism and Antirealism: John Dewey and the Neopragmatists, as well as numerous scholarly articles on American philosophy.


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