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John Dewey and the Legacy of Mexican Pragmatism in the United States

Ruben Flores

in Pragmatism in the Americas

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780823233670
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823241804 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823233670.003.0005

Series: American Philosophy

John Dewey and the Legacy of Mexican Pragmatism in the United States

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This chapter discusses Dewey's role in the development of post-revolutionary Mexican social theory since at least the 1950s. One such example is that of historian Ramón Ruíz who argued in 1961 that Dewey's Mexican students Moisés Sáenz and Rafael Ramírez had adopted Deweyan ethics as part of a grand experiment to construct a rural school system capable of solving “the everyday problems of rural Mexicans.”

Keywords: John Dewey; Mexican pragmatism; social theory; Mexico; Rafael Ramírez; Moisés Sáenz

Chapter.  6780 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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