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John Dewey

1859 - 1952

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John Dewey (; October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. He was one of the most prominent American scholars in the first half of the twentieth century.The overriding theme of Dewey's works was his profound belief in democracy, be it in politics, education, or communication and journalism. As Dewey himself stated in 1888, while still at the University of Michigan, "Democracy and the one, ultimate, ethical ideal of humanity are to my mind synonymous." Dewey considered two fundamental elements—schools and civil society—to be major topics needing attention and reconstruction to encourage experimental intelligence and plurality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Dewey has received more than 4,469,524 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). John Dewey is the 9th most popular psychologist (down from 7th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from United States and the 2nd most popular American Psychologist.

John Dewey is most famous for his work in philosophy, psychology, and education. He is most well-known for his work on pragmatism, which is the idea that truth is based on how well it works in practice.

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Among psychologists, John Dewey ranks 9 out of 183Before him are Jean Piaget, Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler, Wilhelm Wundt, Lev Vygotsky, and Erich Fromm. After him are Jacques Lacan, William James, Erik Erikson, Viktor Frankl, Carl Rogers, and Gustave Le Bon.

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Among people born in 1859, John Dewey ranks 6Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Pierre Curie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henri Bergson, and Edmund Husserl. After him are Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Svante Arrhenius, Georges Seurat, Alfred Dreyfus, and Billy the Kid. Among people deceased in 1952, John Dewey ranks 3Before him are Maria Montessori and George VI. After him are Knut Hamsun, Eva Perón, Alexandra Kollontai, Wilm Hosenfeld, Chaim Weizmann, Paul Éluard, Karen Horney, Benedetto Croce, and Walter Schellenberg.

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Among people born in United States, John Dewey ranks 76 out of 18,182Before him are Danny DeVito (1944), Noam Chomsky (1928), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Patrick Swayze (1952), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), and Warren Buffett (1930). After him are James Dean (1931), Woodrow Wilson (1856), Robin Williams (1951), Bill Clinton (1946), Woody Allen (1935), and Bob Dylan (1941).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, John Dewey ranks 2Before him are Abraham Maslow (1908). After him are William James (1842), Carl Rogers (1902), John B. Watson (1878), B. F. Skinner (1904), Edward Thorndike (1874), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Jerome Bruner (1915), Paul Ekman (1934), and Howard Gardner (1943).