At a glance:
- Author: Alan Ryan
- First Published: 1995
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1859-1952
- Setting: The United States
- Characters: John Dewey
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: Civil rights, Philosophy or philosophers, Politics, Education or educators, Conservatism, Liberalism, Learning or scholarship, Thought or thinking
- Locales: United States
In John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism, Alan Ryan has produced a beautifully written and intellectually stimulating study of a great American thinker. That Ryan’s book is engaging is a tribute to his authorial art, for John Dewey would not normally be considered a promising subject for a work aimed at a wide public. Though an important philosopher who made signal contributions to American public discourse, Dewey lived what most would consider a singularly uneventful life, devoid of the drama that sells modern biographies. A model university professor who died...
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