Life and Mind of John Dewey
AUTHOR: Dykhuizen, George
PUBLISHER: Southern Illinois University Press
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Since Dewey’s career and public serÂvices were even more extensive and varied than his writings, a knowledge of them is necessary for any adequate interpretation of his ideas and publiÂcations. This big and important biogÂraphy traces the events of Dewey’s ninety-two years and provides the chronology on which future scholarÂship must build.
By studying original source materials in Burlington and Charlotte, Vermont; Oil City, Pennsylvania; the University of Vermont; the Johns Hopkins UniÂversity; the University of Michigan; the University of Minnesota; the UniverÂsity of Chicago; Columbia University; by combing newspapers, corresponÂdence collections, institutional records, and particularly by establishing personal contact and communication with family members and colleagues, ProÂfessor Dykhuizen has been able to develop a comprehensive, minutely accurate, definitive portrait of John Dewey. Without point of view or thesis, the book systematically examÂines the life and mind of the man often called the philosopher of American democracy.
PUBLICATION DATE: 9/1/1978