Dewey, John, 1859-1952

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Birth 1859-10-20
Death 1952-06-01
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John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. After graduation Dewey taught high school and published in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. In 1884 Dewey resumed his studies and earned a Ph. D. from John Hopkins University. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imperial University in Tokyo, National University in Peking, and the University of Mexico. He retired from active service, and was appointed as Professor Emeritus of Philosophy in Residence at Columbia University in 1930. He also worked for the Turkish government and as an educational ad visor for the Barnes Foundation, served as chairman of the Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky and was elected president of the League for Industrial Democracy. In 1886 he married Alice Chipman with whom he would have four children. She died in 1927 and he remarried in 1946 to Roberta Lowitz Grant His books include, Psychology, Ethics (co-authored by James H. Tufts), Human Nature and Conduct, Experience and Nature, The Quest for Certainty, A Common Faith, and Logic: Theory of Inquiry. In 1935 the John Dewey Society was formed by a group of professional educators in New York City. Their mission was to promote the study of education and culture. John Dewey died in New York City on June 1st, 1952.

From the description of Myrtle McGraw collection of John Dewey correspondence, 1928-1942. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 301577905

From the description of Collection of John Dewey, 1915-2005. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 288721803

From the description of Robert Rothman collection of John Dewey, 1935-1959. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 298456868

John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. After graduation Dewey taught high school and published in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. In 1884 Dewey resumed his studies and earned a Ph. D. from John Hopkins University. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imperial University in Tokyo, National University in Peking, and the University of Mexico. He retired from active service, and was appointed as Professor Emeritus of Philosophy in Residence at Columbia University in 1930. He also worked for the Turkish government and as an educational advisor for the Barnes Foundation, served as chairman of the Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky and was elected president of the League for Industrial Democracy. In 1886 he married Alice Chipman with whom he would have four children. She died in 1927 and he remarried in 1946 to Roberta Lowitz Grant His books include, Psychology, Ethics (co-authored by James H. Tufts), Human Nature and Conduct, Experience and Nature, The Quest for Certainty, A Common Faith, and Logic: Theory of Inquiry. In 1935 the John Dewey Society was formed by a group of professional educators in New York City. Their mission was to promote the study of education and culture. John Dewey died in New York City on June 1st, 1952.

From the description of John Dewey papers, 1858-1970. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 288654370

American philosopher and educator.

From the description of John Dewey papers, 1889-1948. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418698

Philosopher and educator.

From the description of Reminiscences of John Dewey : oral history, 1949. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309722922

John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imperial University in Tokyo, National University in Peking, and the University of Mexico. He retired from active service, and was appointed as Professor Emeritus of Philosophy in Residence at Columbia University in 1930. He also worked for the Turkish government and as an educational ad visor for the Barnes Foundation, served as chairman of the Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky and was elected president of the League for Industrial Democracy. In 1935 the John Dewey Society was formed by a group of professional educators in New York City. Their mission was to promote the study of education and culture. John Dewey died in New York City on June 1st, 1952.

From the description of Sidney Hook collection of John Dewey, 1926-1972. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 320364688

American philosopher of pragmatism, psychologist, educator, and a founder of the New School for Social Research.

From the description of Photographic print and phonograph record, [1952]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58663702

John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. After graduation Dewey taught high school and published in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. In 1884 Dewey resumed his studies and earned a Ph.D. from John Hopkins University. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imperial University in Tokyo, National University in Peking, and the University of Mexico. He retired from active service, and was appointed as Professor Emeritus of Philosophy in Residence at Columbia University in 1930. He also worked for the Turkish government and as an educational advisor for the Barnes Foundation, served as chairman of the Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky and was elected president of the League for Industrial Democracy. In 1886 he married Alice Chipman with whom he would have four children. She died in 1927 and he remarried in 1946 to Roberta Lowitz Grant His books include, Psychology, Ethics (co-authored by James H. Tufts), Human Nature and Conduct, Experience and Nature, The Quest for Certainty, A Common Faith, and Logic: Theory of Inquiry. In 1935 the John Dewey Society was formed by a group of professional educators in New York City. Their mission was to promote the study of education and culture. John Dewey died in New York City on June 1st, 1952.

From the description of John Dewey syllabi and lectures, 1923-1937. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 276988949

John Dewey was an American philosopher and educator.

From the description of John Dewey collection, 1924-1976. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49301989

John Dewey was born in Vermont and educated at the University of Vermont, later obtaining a Ph. D. from Johns Hopkins in 1884. He taught at the University of Michigan, 1884-1894, University of Chicago, 1894-1904, and Columbia University, 1905-1939. He authored works on philosophy, psychology, and education.

From the description of John Dewey letters, essay, and fragment, 1929-1949. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57358493

Philosopher and educator; professor at the universities of Michigan, Minnesota, and Chicago, and at Columbia.

From the description of Human progress, 1915. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364235

American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey (1859-1952) wrote such works as: The School and Society (1900) and The Child and the Curriculum (1902). His Art as Experience (1934) emphasized the individual art object as part of the community and culture in which it was created.

Mehdi Khan Nakosteen (1904-1982), born in Iran, received his doctorate from Cornell University and was a Professor of History and Philosophy of Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Nakosteen was a scholar of medieval Persian poetry and author of such works as Dust and Destiny and Selected Persian Poems (1967) and Sufism and Human Destiny and Sufi Thought in Persian Poetry (1977). His works also includes a number of translations such as The Ghazaliyyat of Haafez of Shiraz (1977) and The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayyam (1973).

From the guide to the John Dewey Letters to [Mehdi] Nakosteen (MS 190), 1945, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

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