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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 4, Chapter 12 Chicago, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 4, Chapter 12 Chicago, Section 1 Summary

Dewey left the University of Michigan at the age of thirty-five to become the Philosophy Department Chair at the University of Chicago. His students loved his lectures and found them exciting. He, however, was quiet and unpretentious, and lacked a true personality. Everyone enjoyed his classes, but he was not first choice for the University of Chicago. He was the sixth person in line for the position. He agreed to the appointment and salary and when he found the first year's salary was going to be less, he explained that he would only teach in the fall. During the spring semester, he sent his wife and two of his children to Europe, the youngest child to his grandparents and he went to Chicago to get set up. He arrived in Chicago during the Pullman Strike.

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