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ERIC Number: ED422199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 39
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George Herbert Mead's Lecture on Philosophy of Education at the University of Chicago (1910-1911).
Biesta, Gert J. J.
This paper recounts the influence of two of the great educational philosophers of this century, John Dewey and George Herbert Mead. Both men came to the University of Chicago from teaching at the University of Michigan. The men were life-long personal friends and professional colleagues. Although Mead published little during his life, his influence on John Dewey was the product of conversations over years of contact. Mead remained at the University of Chicago until his death in 1931 and became most renowned for his work in social psychology. Together with Peirce and James, Dewey and Mead became the founding fathers of American pragmatism. This paper examines a typescript of student notes of Mead's course on philosophy of education and analyzes the ideas presented against the backdrop of the contributions of Mead to the field. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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