John Dewey was bornon 20 October 1859 in Burlington, Vermont, United States, American, is Philosopher. John Dewey was a famous American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer. He was also the founder of functional psychology and one of the earliest developers of philosophy of pragmatism. His ideas made significant impact in social and educational reforms. Apart from writing primarily in publication works, he also wrote about many topics including experience, nature, art, logic, inquiry, democracy, and ethics. He served as a major inspiration for various allied movements that shaped the thought process of 20th century, including empiricism, humanism, naturalism and contextualism. He ranks among the highest thinkers of his age on the subjects of pedagogy, philosophy of mind, epistemology, logic, philosophy of science, social and political theory. Being one of the leading psychological and philosophical figures of his time, he was elected as the president of the American Psychological Association and president of the American Philosophical Association in 1899 and 1905 respectively. Dewey published more than 700 articles in 140 journals and approximately 40 books in his lifetime. He had his last book published at the age of 90, two year before his death.
On June 1, 1952, John Dewey died of pneumonia in his New York City apartment
On December 11, 1946, Dewey married Estella Roberta Lowitz Grant, a widow and a long time friend, whom he had first met while working at Oily City, Pennsylvania
'Art and Experience', published in 1934 is another of his major works
Published in 1922, it tries to establish that understanding different types of habit is the key to social psychology
Published in 1916, it tries to synthesize and expand the educational philosophies of two major philosophers, Plato and Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Although they started talking about marriage by March 1885, they waited for another year and got married after Harriet’s graduation in 1886
In 1884, John Dewey met Harriet Alice Chipman, a former teacher and a student of philosophy at the University of Michigan