John Dewey

John Dewey

American philosopher

Lived from: 1859-1952

Category: Philosophers

Quotes: John Dewey

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    Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy.
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    Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
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    Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
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    Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
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    Every thinker puts some portion of an apparently stable world in peril and no one can wholly predict what will emerge in its place.
    Source: Experience and Nature (1925)
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    Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.
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    Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
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    Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
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    Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
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    The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.
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    The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.
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    The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
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    To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
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    We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
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    We only think when we are confronted with problems.
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