Today In Fact, 20 October

John Dewey was born today in 1859. Dewey was one of the founders of pragmatism, a school of philosophy that argues that truth is successful action. Liberal education was largely formed by Dewey and he promoted such interesting ideas as “falibalism”; that we develop our ideas through trial and error. A profound philosopher of democracy and liberalism, Dewey influenced an entire generation of educators in the United States.

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