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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 4, Chapter 11 Baltimore, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 4, Chapter 11 Baltimore, Section 2 Summary

John Dewey began his studies at Johns Hopkins University in 1882 and studied under Morris. Morris had turned to Hegelian philosophy in 1880 as he was trying to reconcile faith and science in his own mind. Dewey had studied Kant and Coleridge previously, and Hegelian philosophy just completed what Kant started. It created a guide for all aspects of life. This was exactly what Dewey had been looking for earlier in his studies and career.

Morris and Dewey became great friends while Dewey was at the university. He was Morris' star pupil and even was allowed to teach several undergraduate courses during his fourth year at Johns Hopkins University.

Morris had found Hegelian philosophy through studying the philosophical ideas of Thomas Hill Green in 1880. Early in his career, he had studied with Hume at the Union Theological College in...

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