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John Dewey

Educator, Philosopher (20-Oct-1859 — 1-Jun-1952)


Thomas M. Alexander. John Dewey's Theory of Art, Experience, and Nature: The Horizons of Feeling. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. 1987. 325pp.

John Beck. Writing the Radical Center: William Carlos Williams, John Dewey, and American Cultural Politics. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. 2001. 202pp.

Jo Ann Boydston. Guide to the Works of John Dewey. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press. 1970. 396pp.

Gary Bullert. The Politics of John Dewey. UK: Prometheus Books. 1983. 219pp.

James Campbell. Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence. Open Court Publishing. 1996.

J.J. J. Chambliss. The Influence of Plato and Aristotle on John Dewey's Philosophy. Edwin Mellen. 1990. 132pp.

Thomas C. Dalton. Becoming John Dewey: Dilemmas of a Philosopher and Naturalist. Indiana University Press. 2002. 377pp.

Alfonso J. Damico. Individuality and Community: The Social and Political Thought of John Dewey. University Press of Florida. 1979. 137pp.

Mary W. Dearborn. Love in the Promised Land: The Story of Anzia Yezierska and John Dewey. New York: Free Press. 1988. 212pp.

Gerard Deledalle. Idee d'experience dans la philosophie de John Dewey. Paris, France: Presses Universitaires de France. 1967. 570pp.

George Dykhulzen. The Life and Mind of John Dewey. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 1974.

Abraham Edel. Ethical Theory and Social Change: The Evolution of John Dewey's Ethics, 1908-1932. Somerset, NJ: Transaction Publications. 2001. 215pp.

Kieran Egan. Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget. Yale University Press. 2002. 224pp.

Michael Eldridge. Transforming Experience: John Dewey's Cultural Instrumentalism. Vanderbilt University Press. 1998.

Steven Fesmire. John Dewey and Moral Imagination: Pragmatism in Ethics. Indiana University Press. 2003. 167pp.

David Fott. John Dewey: America's Philosopher of Democracy. Rowman & Littlefield. 1998. 165pp.

James A. Good. A Search for Unity in Diversity: The Permanent Hegelian Deposit in the Philosophy of John Dewey. Lexington Books. 2005. 325pp.

James Gouinlock. John Dewey's Philosophy of Value. New York: Humanities Press. 1972. 377pp.

Joseph Grange. John Dewey, Confucius, and Global Philosophy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. 2004. 135pp.

Thomas Milton Halsey. John Dewey: A Centennial Bibliography. University of Chicago Press. 1962. 370pp.

Larry A. Hickman. John Dewey's Pragmatic Technology. Indiana University Press. 1990. 256pp.

David L. Hildebrand. Beyond Realism and Antirealism: John Dewey and the Neopragmatists. Vanderbilt University Press. 2003. 164pp.

Sidney Hook. John Dewey: An Intellectual Portrait. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press Reprint. 1971. 242pp.

Terry Hoy. The Political Philosophy of John Dewey: Towards a Constructive Renewal. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1998. 152pp.

P. W. Jackson. John Dewey and the Lessons of Art. Yale University Press. 1999. 222pp.

Philip W. Jackson. John Dewey and the Philosopher's Task. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press. 2002. 119pp.

James Scott Johnston. Inquiry and Education: John Dewey and the Quest for Democracy. State University of New York Press. 2006.

Victor Kestenbaum. The Grace and the Severity of the Ideal: John Dewey and the Transcendent. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 2002. 261pp.

Jay Martin. The Education of John Dewey: A Biography. Columbia University Press. 2003. 592pp.

Hugh P. McDonald. John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. 2003. 279pp.

Coughlan Neil. Young John Dewey: An Essay in American Intellectual History. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1975. 187pp.

William A. Paringer. John Dewey and the Paradox of Liberal Reform. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. 1990. 215pp.

R. S. Peters. John Dewey Reconsidered. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1977. 128pp.

Thomas S. Popkewitz (editor). Inventing the Modern Self and John Dewey: Modernities and the Traveling of Pragmatism in Education. Palgrave Macmillan. 2005. 320pp.

Jerome A. Popp. Naturalizing Philosophy of Education: John Dewey in the Postanalytic Period. Southern Illinois University Press. 1998.

Jerome A. Popp. Evolution's First Philosopher: John Dewey and the Continuity of Nature. SUNY Press. 2007. 155pp.

Sidney Ratner; Jules Altman (editors). John Dewey and Arthur F. Bentley: A Philosophical Correspondence, 1932-1951. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 1964. 737pp.

Daniel F. Rice. Reinhold Niebuhr and John Dewey: An American Odyssey. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. 1993. 358pp.

Steven C. Rockefeller. John Dewey: Religious Faith and Democratic Humanism. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. 1991. 683pp.

Alan Ryan. John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism. New York: W. W. Norton. 1995. 414pp.

Daniel M. Savage. John Dewey's Liberalism: Individual, Community, and Self-Development. Southern Illinois University Press. 2001. 219pp.

Charlene Haddock Seigfried (editor). Feminist Interpretations of John Dewey. Pennsylvania State University Press. 2001. 317pp.

R. W. Sleeper. The Necessity of Pragmatism: John Dewey's Conception of Philosophy. Yale University Press. 1986. 236pp.

Jim Tiles (editor). John Dewey: Critical Assessments. Routledge. 1992.

Rick Tilman. Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, C. Wright Mills and the Generic Ends of Life. Rowman & Littlefield. 2004. 295pp.

Melvin Tuggle. The Evolution of John Dewey's Conception of Philosophy and His Notion of Truth. University Press of America. 1997. 264pp.

Robert B. Westbrook. John Dewey and American Democracy. Cornell University Press. 1991. 570pp.


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  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.284)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.179)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.179)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.414)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.275)

  11. Twentieth Century Authors (p.378)

  12. Authors Today and Yesterday (pp.195-97)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.198)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.269)

  15. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (pp.202-03)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.188)

  17. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.196)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.146)

  19. One Hundred Twentieth-Century Philosophers (pp.45-48)

  20. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.148)

  21. Legends in Their Own Time (p.66)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.95)

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