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Dewey and Husserl on the Western Crisis

In the early twentieth century, academics sensed a crisis in Western (European and American) thought. A profound skepticism and melancholy seemed to grip Western culture. People lost faith in traditional academic disciplines, like philosophy, to address social problems and provide a sense of purpose and direction. 762 more words


Democracy in Progress

What would John Dewey think of America today?  Quite specifically, Dewey outlined some key components of a Democracy in his piece Creative Democracy.   Components that may seem like a stretch in our society now.  467 more words

Distrust in the Hinterlands: Bozo the Clown Promotes Fear and Hate, and It Ain’t Funny.

Distrust in the Hinterlands:

Bozo the Clown Promotes Fear and Hate, and It Ain’t Funny.

Burton Weltman

“I won’t close my eyes, I can’t close my eyes, I never close my eyes. 5,353 more words

American History In The Making

The "New Civics": John Dewey Shall Rise Again


When I was young, Civics was a part of the web of education up to the college level. Everyone, after all, was expected to finish high school—and everyone was expected to have at least a rudimentary understanding of the structures of the political system of the United States and the responsibilities of citizenship. 710 more words


Progressives, Liberals, and now Progressive Again

Woodrow Wilson, America’s 28th president, rejected the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution’s system of the separation of powers. This philosophy is known as Progressivism. 937 more words

Cultural Wars

John Dewey: Educational Philosopher

Experiential learning & Critical Thinking

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” ― John Dewey

Education and schooling are instrumental in creating social change and reform. 317 more words

Adult Learning

Making Full Use of Your World of Opportunities, Now

“Cease conceiving of education as mere preparation for later life, and make it the full meaning of the present life.”

A few months ago, I shared these words of the great American Philosopher John Dewey with the 2016 Graduating Class of my former Community College, as I sought to impress upon their young lives that education is about the incremental attainment of a better you. 44 more words