John Dewey’s Realism

Carlo Cris V. Gloria Hazel Ritz D. Guansing

. • He wanted to reform schools. • He wanted schools to engage in creative thinking rather than be entertain religious ideas. 1859 • A known Philosopher educational reformer and psychologist.John Dewey • Born October 20.

. • The standard of MORAL TRUTH is EXPEDIENCY • Ethical ideas are acceptable so as long as they are workable.Pragmatism • What works today in one case may not work tomorrow in another case.

rather than the individual passes moral judgment • Social policies are measured by their consequences instead of abstract principles of what is right or just • As a consequence.SOCIAL PRAGMATISM • Society. .

• Facts and values are product of men interacting with the environment and shaping it to their wills. John Dewey: Society is something free men create out of their intellects and imagination .

. truth is what works for the group. • Inevitably.• A man’s mind is conditioned by the collective thinking of the group • It is the adaptation to the ever-changing ideas of the group which paves the way for democracy.

• In the end. it is feeling for the pragmatist that is paramount. and a common problem solving technique) If proposal resolves the issue. then idea is pragmatically true • The test of one’ desire is its congruity with other men’s wishes. feelings and values. Ideas lead to proposals which are enacted .Evolution of Pragmatism IDEAS ( Ever changing.

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