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David Waddington – Troublesome sentiments: the origins of Dewey’s antipathy towards children’s imaginative pursuits

November 4, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

David Waddington (Concordia University Department of Education)

Troublesome sentiments: the origins of Dewey’s antipathy towards children’s imaginative pursuits

Thursday, 6 Nov., 12:00 to 13:15, CRÉUM seminar room, #309, 2910 Édouard-Montpetit (Metro Université de Montréal)

Critics of Dewey have often been bothered by his apparent hostility toward children’s imaginative pursuits. In this paper, I trace the roots of this antagonism. As I will demonstrate, in some of his earliest work, Dewey adopted a set of anti-Romantic criticisms and used these concerns to attack what one might call “runaway” imaginative and emotional tendencies. Although Dewey’s views on imaginative pursuits cannot be vindicated completely, I will show that these views are neither small-minded nor arbitrary.

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