John Dewey, America's Peace-Minded Educator by Charles F. Howlett,Audrey Cohan

By Charles F. Howlett,Audrey Cohan

One of America’s preeminent academic philosophers and public intellectuals, John Dewey is likely to be top recognized for his curiosity within the research of pragmatic philosophy and his software of innovative rules to the sphere of schooling. wearing his rules and activities past the academy, he tied his philosophy to pacifist ideology in the USA after international struggle I as a way to in attaining a democratic global order. even if his paintings and existence were good documented, his function within the postwar peace move has been often overlooked.


In John Dewey, America’s Peace-Minded Educator, authors Charles F. Howlett and Audrey Cohan take a detailed examine John Dewey’s many undertakings on behalf of global peace. This quantity covers Dewey’s help of, and next disillusionment with, the 1st international conflict in addition to his postwar involvement in attempting to hinder one other global struggle. different themes comprise his curiosity in peace pursuits in schooling, his condemnation of yank army intervention in Latin the USA and of armaments and munitions makers through the nice melancholy, his safeguard of civil liberties in the course of international struggle II, and his cautions at the beginning of the atomic age. The concluding epilogue discusses how Dewey fell out of style with a few lecturers and social critics within the Nineteen Fifties and explores how Dewey’s principles can nonetheless be precious to peace schooling today.


Exploring Dewey’s use of pragmatic philosophy to construct a consensus for international peace, Howlett and Cohan remove darkness from a formerly missed point of his contributions to American political and social proposal and remind us of the significance of constructing a tradition of peace via academic awareness.


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