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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 4, Chapter 10 Burlington, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 4, Chapter 10 Burlington, Section 1 Summary

John Dewey was a Vermont Transcendentalist. He had been born in 1859 in Burlington. Although many considered him a liberal, he did not believe in individualism and free markets. He wanted solidarity and was very close to being a socialist in his views.

His father, Archibald Dewey, was a shopkeeper who had dreams that one of his sons would grow up to be a mechanic. His mother, Lucina Dewey, demanded piety of all her children. Dewey never had a problem with his parents, but he was glad to get away from them and entered the University of Vermont. He graduated in 1879 and went to teach high school in Pennsylvania. Eventually he moved back to Burlington to study privately in preparation for graduate school. In 1882, he enrolled at Johns Hopkins University.

Part 4, Chapter 10 Burlington, Section 1 Analysis

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