Democracy and Education

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

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John Dewey's Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education seeks to both critique and further the educational philosophies espoused by both Rousseau and Plato. Dewey found that Rousseau's ideas overemphasized the individual, whereas Plato's did the same with the society that the individual lived in. Dewey felt this distinction to be a false one, seeing the formation of our minds as a communal process, like Vygotsky did. Hence an individual makes sense only as a part of society, and the society makes sense only as a realization of its individuals.

  • The Floating Press; January 1916
  • ISBN: 9781775566175
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  • Title: Democracy and Education
  • Author: John Dewey
  • Imprint: The Floating Press