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John Dewey

WithJoyce Appleby, Elizabeth Covington, David Hoyt, Michael Latham, Allison Sneider

The American philosopher John Dewey is well known for his many contributions to the development of American social science (particularly the disciplines of education and psychology), his voluminous writings on art and politics, and his commitment to the social reform efforts that swept American cities during the early decades of the twentieth century. Dewey served on the faculty of the University of Chicago from 1894 through 1904, directing work in education, philosophy, and psychology. During this time he also directed the university’s Laboratory School and served as a trustee for Chicago’s famous social settlement, Hull House. Dewey moved from Chicago to New York in 1904 where he became a professor of philosophy at Columbia University.