ERIC Number: EJ892328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Uncovering Hegelian Connections: A New Look at Dewey's Early Educational Ideas
Waddington, David I.
Education and Culture, v26 n1 Article 6 2010
This paper is dedicated to the investigation of an important, but not particularly well known, connection between the work of Hegel and Dewey's early educational ideas. A brief exposition of Hegel's position in the "Philosophy of Right" is offered, with a particular focus on Hegel's idea of absolute freedom. This exposition is followed by an analysis of one of Dewey's earliest books, "Outlines of a Critical Theory of Ethics". Hegelian notions of absolute freedom are shown to be present in the "Outlines". Textual evidence is then presented which links the theoretical framework of the "Outlines" to Dewey's early educational thought.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Freedom, Ethics, Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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