John Dewey's Theory

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John Dewey was not the best thinker of all time, only the best human being ever to have been a thinker. His prominence was his nature, his spirit; for, more than any other thinker, Dewey cared on the subject of civilizing the lives of his fellow human beings, and he worked with supreme power and devotion the whole time his long life, which ranged more or less ninety-two years, in the service of this principle. He preserve greatest is defined as a Biblical spiritualist who had a Ph.D. in philosophy. He even likened himself to John the Baptist, which is an apt comparison since both claimed to predict the coming of a Messiah who would facilitate us to make the whole thing correct with ourselves and our society. But Dewey’s Messiah, nothing like…show more content…
Early in his career he received an idealist philosophy of the type inclined by Hegel, and also had Christian interests. In the order of the turn of the century he turned in the direction of a more scientific approach to philosophy, inclined by Darwin and by James 's Principles of Psychology. Approximately this time Dewey also dropped his loyalty to Christianity. Dewey came to refuse all supernatural forms of religion, and did not share James 's sympathy for mystical ideas, but he continued to see value in some kinds of religious experience .
The scientifically oriented philosophy Dewey developed after 1900 was initially quite similar to James 's pragmatism, and some of this work inclined and was approved by James. In later on decades Dewey reworked pragmatist themes within what he called a naturalistic framework a framework which sets out from a natural explanation of living human beings and their relations to their environments, and emphasizes also the significance of social dealings in human life. Dewey argued that intelligence is a means for humans to change their environments in order to deal with the troubles posed by uncertainty and change in natural
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In Experience and Nature (1925) maybe his greatest work, Dewey defended his naturalistic view of mind and knowledge, and criticized the philosophical norm for its hypothesis of false divides between mind and matter, thought and object, theoretical and practical. The philosophical norm is overwhelmed by dualisms which guide to fake troubles, problems of establishing contact between realms that should never have been set against each other in the first place. The source of these dualisms is a split in being established by the ancient Greeks, a split between the perfect, permanent, self-possessed and the defective, changing,
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