World-Renowned Philosopher John Dewey’s House

John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey was an important early developer of the philosophy of pragmatism and one of the founders of functional psychology. He was a major representative of progressive education and liberalism.

Although Dewey is known best for his publications concerning education, he also wrote about many other topics, including experience, nature, art, logic, inquiry, democracy, and ethics.

The world-renowned philosopher John Dewey spent every winter of his twilight years here in Key West, enjoying the laid back atmosphere and warm weather. Dewey was a driven man but when in Key West embraced the local lifestyle and enjoyed his lazy vacations stating “The climate here is too relaxing to be conductive to work”. I’ve included a photo below of the US Post Office’s tribute stamp issued on behalf of his accomplishments.

You can find the Dewey House at 504 South Street here in Key West. WOW what a view of the Atlantic Ocean he had!!!!!

         

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