Education and Culture 35 (1):29-48 (2019)

Shane J. Ralston
Pennsylvania State University
I believe that education is the fundamental method of social progress and reform.In the broadest sense, it [Dewey's experimentalism] is the experimentalism of the anthropologist, of the student of human institutions and cultures, impressed by the fundamental role of habit in men and societies and by the manner in which those habits are altered and changed.This article explores the possibility that John Dewey's silence on the matter of which democratic means are needed to achieve democratic ends, while confusing, makes greater sense if we appreciate the notion of political technology from an anthropological perspective. The late Michael Eldridge related the exchange between John Herman Randall, Jr. and Dewey in...
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