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John Dewey on Experience and Reason

Source: Red Swing Project

“[D]oing may be directed so as to take up into its own content all which thought suggests, and so as to result in securely tested knowledge. ‘Experience’ then ceases to be empirical and becomes experimental. Reason ceases to be a remote and ideal faculty, and signifies all the resources by which activity is made fruitful in meaning.”

— John Dewey in Democracy and Education, 1916

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