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Dewey

A Beginner's Guide

David L. Hildebrand

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.

  • Publication date: June 1, 2008
  • ISBN: 9781851685806
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication date: June 1, 2008
  • ISBN: 9781780740164
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 264

Reviews

“Comprehensive yet pithy… [This is] one of the best introductions to the philosopher.”
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