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Philosophy as a Reflection of Experience (150th Birthday Anniversary of John Dewey)

(Original title: Filozofia ako reflexia skúsenosti (K 150. výročiu narodenia Johna Deweyho))
Filozofia, 64 (2009), 8, 765-773.
Type of work: Anniversaries
Publication language: Slovak

The paper provides a focused account of John Dewey’s philosophy centered around his metaphysics of experience and theory of inquiry as the gist of his contribution. Other important aspects of his unprecedent work, such as instrumentalism, philosophy of education, theory of democracy, are also given attention. The intention of the author is also to present Dewey’s conception of philosophy as a reflection of experience. In conclusion the author points to the relevance of Dewey’s philosophy today.


Experience, Instrumentalism, Metaphysics, Inquiry, The concept of philosophy

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