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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 3,294,516 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). John Dewey is the 7th most popular psychologist, the 76th most popular biography from United States (down from 67th in 2019) 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

Among psychologists, John Dewey ranks 7 out of 182. Before him are Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler, and Erich Fromm. After him are Jacques Lacan, Lev Vygotsky, Erik Erikson, Wilhelm Wundt, William James, and Carl Rogers.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1859, John Dewey ranks 6Before him are Arthur Conan Doyle, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Henri Bergson, Knut Hamsun, and L. L. Zamenhof. After him are Edmund Husserl, Pierre Curie, Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, Svante Arrhenius, and Billy the Kid. Among people deceased in 1952, John Dewey ranks 4Before him are Maria Montessori, Knut Hamsun, and George VI. After him are Eva Perón, Alexandra Kollontai, Chaim Weizmann, Paul Éluard, Wilm Hosenfeld, Benedetto Croce, Karen Horney, and Walter Schellenberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Dewey ranks 76 out of 15,968. Before him are George H. W. Bush (1924), Danny DeVito (1944), Helen Keller (1880), Woody Allen (1935), Robin Williams (1951), and Stephen King (1947). After him are Joe Biden (1942), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Patrick Swayze (1952), Frank Sinatra (1915), and Theodore Roosevelt (1858).

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), Edward Thorndike (1874), B. F. Skinner (1904), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Paul Ekman (1934), Gordon Allport (1897), and Jerome Bruner (1915).