John Dewey

Pitcher





Philosopher
Field: Pragmatism

1859-1952





John Dewey Notes

Dewey began his explorations in philosophy as a Hegelian and neo-Kantian. Eventually he rejected Hegel's "absolutism" and accepted the "pragmatist" theories of C.S. Peirce.

Dewey developed his own epistemological system in his 1903 work called Studies in Logical Theory. Dewey's concepts of Instrumentalism, Operationalism, Functionalism and Experimentalism are outlined in that work.

Influenced by behavioristic psychology and by evolutionary naturalism, Dewey's pragmatism, following Perice and William James, required that theory be capable of being put into action.

Dewey's ethics flow from his pragmatist views. "Growth is the only moral end". Ethical goals are the fulfillment of human needs and desires, an increase in moral sensitivity, and a better social world. Dewey was an ethical relativist. Absolute good and evil do not exist. The greatest good is the elimination of the greatest evil.

In Democracy and Education (1916) Dewey explained that our schools should reflect community values. An articulate spokesman for the "progressive education" movement in the 1930s, Dewey recognized that the development of an informed citizen, a requirement for a successful democracy, was the primary function of education.









John Dewey Official Cosmic Record
YEAR TEAM ERA IP ER BB K W L
1981 Ionians 4.35 62 30 23 49 2 5
1983 Ionians 4.04 127 57 43 83 11 3
1984 Ionians 3.00 93 31 25 63 4 3
1985 Ionians 2.90 248 80 114 167 16 6
1986 Ionians 3.80 45 19 34 47 1 2
1987 Ionians 2.63 216 63 75 137 13 10
1988 Ionians 3.50 206 80 79 73 13 7
1989 Ionians 3.27 212 77 56 117 12 11
1990 Ionians 3.92 180 78 49 81 13 10
1991 Ionians 3.22 193 69 91 124 13 10
1992 Ionians 3.88 204 88 69 120 10 12
1993 Ionians 4.35 180 87 75 92 11 7
1997 Ionians 3.03 217 73 61 131 13 15
Total 13 Seasons 3.43 2183 832 794 1284 132 101
KEY
ERA-Earned Run Average; Ip-Innings Pitched; ER-Earned Runs; BB-Walk; K-Strikeout; W-Won; L-Lost








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John Dewey 1998 Cosmic Player Plate
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Published: November 15, 1997
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