John Dewey's Philosophy of Spirit, with the 1897 Lecture on Hegel

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DEWEY’S NATURALIZED PHILOSOPHY
OF SPIRIT AND RELIGION

John R. Shook

John Dewey was born October 20, 1859, in Burlington, Vermont. He received his BA from the University of Vermont in 1879 and his PhD in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in 1884. From 1884 to 1894, he taught philosophy at the University of Michigan, interrupted by a year at the University of Minnesota in 1888–89. From 1894 to 1904, Dewey was professor and chair of the philosophy, psychology, and pedagogy department at the University of Chicago, and with his wife, Alice, he directed an experimental school of primary education. Dewey joined the philosophy faculty of Columbia University in 1905 and taught there until retiring in 1930.

During his years at Columbia he traveled the world as a philosopher, social and political theorist, and educational consultant. Among his major journeys are his lectures in Japan and China from 1919 to 1921, his visit to Turkey in 1924 to recommend educational policy, and a tour of schools in the USSR in 1928. Nonetheless, Dewey never ignored American social issues. He was outspoken on education,

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