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John Dewey syllabi and lectures


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Title: John Dewey syllabi and lectures, 1923-1937Add to your cart.

ID: 1/2/MSS 022

Primary Creator: Dewey, John (1859-1952)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Columbia University., Dewey, John, 1859-1952, Philosophy, American, Thought and thinking, University of Cincinnati

Forms of Material: Records (documents)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains syllabi for Philosophy 131-132 ("Study of Morals") and Philosophy 191-192 ("Types of Philosophic Thought") given by John Dewey at Columbia University in 1923 and 1924.  Included also are lectures on Philosophy of Education given by Dewey at the University of Cincinnati June 7-11 and 14-18 of 1937.

Biographical Note

John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imperial University in Tokyo, National University in Peking, and the University of Mexico. He retired from active service, and was appointed as Professor Emeritus of Philosophy in Residence at Columbia University in 1930. He also worked for the Turkish government and as an educational ad visor for the Barnes Foundation, served as chairman of the Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky and was elected president of the League for Industrial Democracy.

In 1935 the John Dewey Society was formed by a group of professional educators in New York City. Their mission was to promote the study of education and culture. John Dewey died in New York City on June 1st, 1952.

Subject/Index Terms

Columbia University.
Dewey, John, 1859-1952
Philosophy, American
Thought and thinking
University of Cincinnati

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Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Related Materials: John Dewey papers (MSS 102)

Preferred Citation: [Item], John Dewey syllabi and lectures, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: InventoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Syllabus for Philosophy 131-132, "Study of Morals," Columbia University, pp. 57, TMs, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Syllabus for Philosophy 191-192, "Types of Philosophic Thought," Columbia University, 1924, pp. 67, TMsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Lectures, University of Cincinnati, TMs (eight lectures), 1937 June 7-11Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lectures, University of Cincinnati, TMs (ten lectures), 1937 June 14-18Add to your cart.

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