John Dewey was an American pragmatist philosopher, 1959-1952.

Rorty on Dewey

Dewey wants the distinctions between science and philosophy to be rubbed out and replaced with an uncontroversial notion of intelligence trying to solve problems and provide meanings.

While this is a distinction that Rorty, too, wishes to undermine, Rorty criticizes Dewey (in Experience and Nature) as wanting to “use the term ‘experience’ as an incantatory device to blur every conceivable distinction.”

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