[ US /ˈdui/ ]
  1. United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)
  2. United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
  3. a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
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How To Use Dewey In A Sentence

  • The debate between Dewey and Lippmann about the public sphere and its role in democracy is precisely praxeological in the sense that I defined the term earlier. Critical Theory
  • Dewey: I'm a bit of an arachnophobe myself, and yet I had no problems with Charlotte. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • His election to a new term assured by a surprising upset victory over Thomas E. Dewey, Truman turned his attention to the future. Hoover and Truman - Chapter 4: Reorganizing the Executive Branch
  • For the reader or the viewer "art as experience" involves what Dewey calls elsewhere in the book an "act of reconstruction" whereby the "perceiver" undertakes "an ordering of the elements of the whole that is in form, although not in details, the same as the process of organization the creator of the work consciously experienced. John Dewey's *Art as Experience*
  • Dewey married a 14-year old student when he was a teacher- Robert Heinlein used this as an argument against Mrs Grundy. Sex in Florida
  • For Dewey, a more useful form of "judgment" consists in distinguishing "particulars and parts with respect to their weight and function in formation of an integral experience. June 2010
  • Anse blesses and resents Addie for dying, and then takes Dewey Dell's money and leaves.
  • The assistant attorney general then shipped it back to Dewey without even attaching a letter.
  • Dewey wanted to reconstruct philosophy to be a force of social reform and was personally involved in projects designed to bring about concrete changes in society.
  • Both Dewey and Eliot are suggesting that without experiment in art and literature, the "supervention of novelty," the great works of the past merely ossify into a "tradition" that no longer inspires artists and writers to, in effect, outdo the "existing monuments," to bring those monuments into active communication with the present. John Dewey's *Art as Experience*
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