John Dewey Further Reading

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Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Levine, Barbara, ed. Works about John Dewey: 1886-1995. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996, 526 p.

Combines the Checklist of Writings about John Dewey (1974; revised 1978) in addition to works published about Dewey since 1977, including books and articles about Dewey, reviews of Dewey's works, an author index, and a title key-work index.

Thomas, Milton Halsey. John Dewey: A Centennial Bibliography. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1962, 370 p.

Divided into listings of works by and about Dewey.


Dykhuizen, George. The Life and Mind of John Dewey. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1973, 429 p.

Dedicates equal space to each phase of Dewey's life, beginning with his Vermont boyhood, and ending with Dewey's retirement years from 1939 to 1952.


Alexander, Thomas M. John Dewey's Theory of Art, Experience, and Nature: The Horizons of Feeling. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987, 325 p.

Traces Dewey's philosophy from his early embracement of Hegelian Idealism to his later writings, concluding that Dewey's philosophy contained several contradictions.

Gouinlock, James. John Dewey's Philosophy of Value. New York: Humanities Press, 1972, 377 p.

Examines Dewey's moral philosophy as but one element of what he believes is a consistent, multifaceted body of work.

Hickman, Larry A. John Dewey's Pragmatic Technology. Bloomfield and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1990, 234 p.

Asserts that Dewey is the first postmodern philosopher, and the firstphilosopher to examine questions regarding modern science and technology.

Hook, Sidney. John Dewey: An Intellectual Portrait. New York: The John Day Company, 1939, 242 p.

Attempts to convey Dewey's complex philosophical views for readers new to philosophy.

Kuklick, Bruce. Churchmen and Philosophers: From Jonathon Edwards to John Dewey. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1985, 253 p.

Concludes with two essays on Dewey: the first on Absolutism and Idealism; and the second on Instrumentalism.

Peters, R. S., ed. John Dewey Reconsidered. London, Henley and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977, 128 p.

Collection of essays by Anthony Quinton, Alan White, Martin Hollis, Anthony Flew, Jerome...

(The entire section is 489 words.)